Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

My Shadow - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

Today I tried.
Again and again.
To jump over my own shadow.
Each time I jumped
it moved first.

So, I tried leaping.
But my shadow only
leaped ahead of me.
And now we were
doing long jumps.

But it was the headway
that remained
out of reach.

Comments about My Shadow by Herbert Nehrlich

  • Ernestine Northover (9/18/2005 7:50:00 AM)

    Hey, a bit like going around in circles. It terrible getting nowhere! This made me chuckle. Sincerely Ernestine northover (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • (12/11/2004 4:33:00 PM)

    O yes, this takes me back to being six years old: -) (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2004 4:59:00 AM)

    Cute! Nice and light! (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: today, time

Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 11, 2004

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]