Arsiema Berhane

Rookie - 0 Points (March 10,1920 / Asmara, Eritrea)

Hundereds Of Millions

Poem by Arsiema Berhane

I kinda favor that painting
Hanging on your wall.

I 've seen many paintings
That hanged in a wall,
But they ain't as pretty
As that painting of yours.

I saw a painting
So beautiful like yours
It was also hanging on a wall
But, the more I looked at it
The beauty was
Like your painting
Not at all.

I don't have the guts
To ask you to give it to me
Nor the guts
To ask you to sell it to me
For I know you'd do
None of it, even
For hundreds of millions dollars
But always
Late at night
While me in my bed
And not a sleepy head
I think about it, and say
'If I were a master thief
I'd have stolen it.'


Comments about Hundereds Of Millions by Arsiema Berhane

  • Will Barber (7/29/2006 5:26:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this. You seem to have the painting already, in your mind's eye. Perhaps you could take a photograph of the painting. Anyway, there's never any harm in practicing stealthy techniques. You never know when they'll come in handy.(Report)Reply

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  • Joseph Daly (12/29/2005 11:33:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful piece full of playfullness. I can see Philip's point about the misuse of the word 'on' but I think it works wonderfully and fits in well.(Report)Reply

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  • Phillip Whiteman (10/18/2005 3:06:00 AM)

    hello, well thank you first for reading my poem. It is hard to get people to read them. I like this one. it has a little story to it.did you mean to say...'painting in(not on) the wall' if you did why?(Report)Reply

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  • Phillip Whiteman (10/18/2005 3:06:00 AM)

    hello, well thank you first for reading my poem. It is hard to get people to read them. I like this one. it has a little story to it.did you mean to say...'painting in(not on) the wall' if you did why?(Report)Reply

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  • Phillip Whiteman (10/18/2005 3:05:00 AM)

    hello, well thank you first for reading my poem. It is hard to get people to read them. I like this one. it has a little story to it.did you mean to say...'painting in the wall' if you did why?(Report)Reply

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  • Peter A. Crowther (9/27/2005 2:19:00 PM)

    If it had been me, I'd have given you it :)(Report)Reply

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  • Aashish Ameya (5/20/2005 3:58:00 AM)

    simple and nice poem.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 22, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 4, 2010