Arsiema Berhane

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

******the Instructor - Poem by Arsiema Berhane

Mr. Evan,
a chubby Jewish guy with pale skin,
likes the classroom cold,
so we all have to freeze.

In the morning, when he comes in,
he stares at us all, with those small
Chinese-looking eyes,
checking for absentees.
Today he began:
“If you do have to vomit,
then vomit! ”
He told us to listen
when our bodies complain:
“I don’t like this stuff,
so get it the hell out of me! ”
Later he spoke of diseases,
infections, and shingles.

Mr. Evan, a chubby Jewish guy
with pale skin, likes the classroom cold,
so we all have to freeze,
and when, like me, you are slim,
it is so bloody grim!

04/28/2010


Comments about ******the Instructor by Arsiema Berhane

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (5/2/2010 2:30:00 PM)

    lovely write, yet of unique genre,10+++, thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • (4/30/2010 5:24:00 PM)

    As ever, a very charming and funning poem. I love your spirit and your light. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 28, 2010


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