Another German and English poem


Schade

She thinks she should have waited
But he needed to know the truth
what else could she do,
but relay her truth to him?
~Entschuldigung~

I was she and she was too frank
Forward and straight ahead
like a freak
or freight train
~geradaus~

Why he would even tolerate me
such things are beyond me
now all that I say is wrong
I belabor and yet my foot finds not my mouth or it always does
~imperfekt~

The past tense?
Is this what we are now?
Have I stayed or am I gone?
~sind sie blieben~

what can I do to undo it all?
Can what has been done,
be undone?
Can we go back to how it was?
~wie es war~

apart
separate
breaking
~nicht zusammen~

-was ist passiert~
I know I did this
sorry is not enough...
this I know

please understand


I
was
alone

~am Ende~


(Not part of the poem)
Entschuldigung - excuse me/I'm sorry
geradaus - straight ahead (when giving directions)
imperfekt - imperfect/past tense
sie sind bleiben - they have stayed
wie es war - how it was
nicht zusammen - nit together
was ist passiert - what happened
am Ende - in the end/the end
schade - shame/pitty




Poetry by Sarah Parnes
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Written on 2016-09-11 at 05:55

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