Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 69,846 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Reichen To Reach

Poem by Douglas Scotney

To a naughty child
Germans say 'Reicht's! '
for 'Enough! '
Also 'Reicht es! ' and 'Es reicht! '
They go so far as to say, 'Reicht genug! '

'The world is big enough'
is 'Die Welt reicht'.
The Nazis said, 'Das Reich reicht nicht! '

To say 'Stop it! '
to a naughty child or dog or puss,
simply say 'Schluss! '

Topic(s) of this poem: anger, language, naughty


Poet's Notes about The Poem

30.3.20
genug=enough
nicht=not

Comments about Reichen To Reach by Douglas Scotney

  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (3/30/2020 2:05:00 AM)

    Title of this poem brilliantly sprinkles the fragrance of ornamental essence. The Nazis said, 'Der Reich reicht nicht! ' to say stop it. This was wonderful really. You are very powerful in analyzing language and word. This is an amazing poem shared.10(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 31, 2020