Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

These Words Were Meant For You - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

I stopped my car today.
'Twas early hours.
And pulled the window down
thus to be heard.

And I just HAD to have
a word with her,
as she was walking.
'Hello, excuse me,
would you wait for me? '
She'd kept on walking,
quite oblivious
to things of urgency.

I tried my smile
and it ignited only
bemusement,
mixed with little bits of
pink impatience.
It wasn't possible
to stem the flow,
although the words I uttered
were - though bold - but few.

I told her then and there,
that I'd not seen
a woman of such beauty,
for many moons,
then quickly left,
embarrassed like a man.

And as she slowly shrank
into my mirror,
she first stood still,
then gave a tiny wave.

I'll say these words
soon to my own girl,
but spread the message
of her spirit where I can.


Comments about These Words Were Meant For You by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (2/13/2005 10:22:00 AM)


    an eloquent testament both to your wife and beauty (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (11/27/2004 5:42:00 AM)


    What a lovely thing to do....she'll be bemused and confused for days: -) (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: pink, mirror, car, girl, today, woman, smile, beauty, women



Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 27, 2004

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 14, 2004


[Report Error]