Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Nothingness - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

The planes had hit.
And, half asleep
I waited for King Kong
to manifest himself
up on that tower.

Surely, it is a movie,
at such ungodly hour.

I never will forget
those souls who jumped
because there is
no comprehension
in this head of mine.

I cannot write a poem
about the tragedy,
I'm just not man enough
to jump into the nothingness.

Comments about Nothingness by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (9/11/2005 10:25:00 AM)

    This is such a good poem, Herbert. The title fools one into believing it is about nothing when it is about everything we held dear and everything devastating to all of us. The image of those people jumping will stay with me always.

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  • (9/11/2005 7:52:00 AM)

    A very sad situation....I sincerly hope it never happens again. (Report) Reply

  • (9/11/2005 7:48:00 AM)

    I too find myself speechless. This was the most unexpected tragedy I have ever seen unfold. I hope to never see worse. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 11, 2005

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