Herbert Nehrlich 2

Rookie (04-10-1943 / Germany)

A Long Way Down - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich 2

I watched in awe
and useless empathy,
he waved a tablecloth
blue checkered, white.....
it was a long way down.

They'd flown right into it,
the massive concrete wall,
New York New York was played
inside the cockpit's calm.

What have the people done,
a force of hypocrites
exotic bible-bashing clowns
obsessed with veils
the darkness of virginity.

He waved his tablecloth,
above the burning floor,
no chance of rescue
nor a quick escape,
the fire burned
it was a long way down.

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  • (9/12/2009 10:13:00 PM)

    Sometimes.. there is nothing that filters the horrific memories fired here... indeed...
    A long way down they continue to fall.... outstanding words of depiction here for me...
    useless empathy
    wondering amongst the aroha, DDDxx

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 12, 2009

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