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! '
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