Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

The End - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

Not a whisper is heard
nor a shadow be seen.
When she gave me the word
it was vicious and lean.
And she looked so pathetic
walking down to the bus,
left behind 'the emetic'
and the ending of 'us'.

Cardboard suitcase with strap
and a small sailor's duffle,
pretty Moulin Rouge cap,
so determined her shuffle.

No, she never did turn,
couldn't bear to remember.
Oh, that women would learn
that it's cold in December!

Then the bus driver honked,
so that chapter was closed.
Now the lift door had clunked....
there she came, snivel-nosed.
'Need to talk about this',
as she dropped her small case,
'come and give us a kiss,
with your sorry old face.'

And that night it was me,
with my suitcase in hand,
as I left to be free
in a far away land.


Comments about The End by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (3/4/2005 11:19:00 AM)

    Beautifully told and a delight to read.
    Chrissie
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  • (3/4/2005 7:42:00 AM)

    I like this little tale! It has a nice pace... (Report)Reply

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  • (3/4/2005 3:48:00 AM)

    i saw the title 'The End' i thought the end of the world, but know just the end
    for the guy with the suitcase, just between you and i herbert, was it her
    suitcase, generaly that is the only thing you will get when leaving on bad terms

    A great little poem

    With a warmth allan
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  • (3/4/2005 3:09:00 AM)

    Well, you need to get the girl sometimes. Maybe a Ciffon girl? ? ;) nice piece. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 4, 2005



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