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Arsiema Berhane

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World on fire


“Paul, Paul
The world is on fire”
My youngest sister said,
While still in her bed.

“Paul, Paul
The world is on fire”
She announced once more
Still looking at Paul.

But Paul was busy watching and
Smiling
At the world map he set on fire.
That was his heart’s desire.


7.11.05

Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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