Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Destiny - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

It was his seventy-seventh jump.
The ancient Cessna rumbled loudly.
They checked their gear
and willed their nerves to be deceived.

All shutes did open, what a sight!
Except for one, and desperation
was written on the Para's face.
And no one else could hear the words
he on the downward journey mumbled:
'To die like this, make no mistake,
is not my destiny, by God! '
Repeated it so many times
that he believed it when he hit.

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  • (1/11/2005 5:09:00 AM)

    I hope i dont have a nightmare tonight herbert about my shoot not opening
    lucky he didn't stutter as well 111111,222222,333333,44444, splat

    Warm regards allan
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 11, 2005

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