Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Inevitable - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

The joint chiefs had
in their undoubted wisdom
declared that war was
well...imminent, and now.

Soon after the announcement
the birds went silent
and all the flowers drooped
and sun and moon were seen
eloping, beyond the last horizon.

Comments about Inevitable by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (12/10/2005 7:20:00 AM)

    Hello Herbert,
    You have written this so long ago but it still hold truth that hits fact of life. The war has never benefit anyone.
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  • (12/10/2005 7:00:00 AM)

    Hi herbert, very succinctly put. War is no friend of nature, that is for sure. 10 from Tai (Report) Reply

  • (12/10/2005 6:20:00 AM)

    i like this a lot!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 10, 2005

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