Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Gone? - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

I had left the door ajar
for just a moment.
Looked up in time
to see a shadow.
Leaving.
Not unlike
some common
thieves
so late at night.

And all that's left
behind for me was
just a sound.
No sound of music
but the busy fiddle
of reality,
which was creating now
the lovely, but so final sounds:
The patter of -just leaving now -,
the patter of so, yes.....
so many
l'il boys' feet.


Comments about Gone? by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (9/16/2005 1:42:00 PM)

    Such a sweet sentimental poem.....I enjoyed it. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/25/2005 1:04:00 AM)

    I post a poem on the meaning of this poem from you 'Forest', it gives my senses, a universal sense of being lost.

    I simply enjoyed your poem, sir.
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  • (1/30/2005 7:16:00 PM)

    Ah, a paean to lost youth. I know, sadly I know. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 19, 2004

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 26, 2005


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