Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Silence Of - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

I realise that you,
in your predicament
could not prevent
the crime all by yourself.
And, in the end it was
what experts saw
as human laissez-faire,
a most peculiar silence
of the lambs for me.

Comments about Silence Of by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (5/14/2006 8:36:00 AM)

    I disagree with young Gina, Haines, Jr. I am quite taken by this poem. It's not in your usual style, but it is, in its severity, quite cleverly crafted, and has an extremely powerful punch. Ouch. I've escaped man-eating flesh eaters by just a hair on far too many occasions. I've learned to run in the opposite direction when I see them coming now. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/14/2006 8:13:00 AM)

    That's what I thought.Maybe it's time to stop writing.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 14, 2006

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