Treasure Island

Herbert Nehrlich

(04 October 1943 / Germany)

2006


New Year has come, two-thousand-six,
it desperately needs a fix.
The biggest known deficiency
is what we call omega-three.
And further should it be our mission
to guillotine each politician.
Dismantle Medicine as such
since it has lost the human touch.
Dump all the pills into the sea
to spare us so much misery.
And as to humans, there is need
to bring back decency, indeed.
And teach the kids integrity
and that no riches make us free.
Struth! So much more is still required
just thinking of it makes me tired.
Though I shall give this stuff the nod
will it come true? Please ask your God.

Submitted: Sunday, January 01, 2006

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  • Reshma Ramesh (12/1/2008 10:01:00 PM)

    yeah........we need this now.....even as 2008 is closing and 2009 is arriving...........well penned (Report) Reply

  • Elysabeth Faslund (7/3/2007 9:40:00 PM)

    Give it the nod. One day, this will be...maybe not 100%, but close enough. The questions you raise with this one! ! ! You're excellent at that. Questions into poetry is even better. See what this poem did...made me think. Heaven forbid. Humor and good poetry, winning combination.xxElysabeth (Report) Reply

  • Ben Gieske (7/3/2007 8:13:00 AM)

    Herbert, great write. I agree. You should have a field day with 2007. Struth must refer to struddle but not the apple kind, more like puddle but he's gone now. I will have more to say later. ben (Report) Reply

  • Mary Nagy (1/7/2006 9:12:00 PM)

    I sure hope your wish for the new year comes true Herbert! (and I love the word you use.......Struth!) Means ''It's the truth'' right? Great poem from such a caring doctor. Sincerely, mary (Report) Reply

  • Lucy Burrow (1/5/2006 6:33:00 PM)

    Great poem Herbert, and an accurate assesment of where we perhaps should look at out motives and means.
    Regards - and a Happy New Year to you,
    Lucy (Report) Reply

  • Catherine Coy (1/4/2006 11:10:00 AM)

    Herb, what an accurate observation, skillfully crafted into a poem!

    And what a neat site. I'm so happy to know about it.

    SoCalGal (Report) Reply

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/2/2006 2:05:00 AM)

    Yes Sally Oliver Wendell Holmes was the one who already thought of that when he made the famous statement. I could not thyink of a solution other than sending the pills to the Devil perhaps? ? ?
    Thanks for looking in.
    H (Report) Reply

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