Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Ginkgo Biloba (Limerick) - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

The Indians of Manitoba
grew acres of Ginkgo Biloba.
but the squaws had a taste
made it into a paste
it was used to make warriors sober.

In the brain of an active redskin
lives right next to traditional sin
a big bundle of hoses
all the colour of roses
if they get their Biloba you win.

As this herb works by instant dilation
it bestows an euphoric sensation
and a mental perfusion
is no simple illusion
but an intellect titillation.

Comments about Ginkgo Biloba (Limerick) by Herbert Nehrlich

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/1/2005 3:58:00 PM)

    To make the publisher see things my way, I would give him some fluoride, take his cholesterol away and BINGO, he would be on my side.
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  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (11/1/2005 2:41:00 PM)

    Well, you're flirting with political correctness issues in that middle stanza, but I get it. And get a bottle of the stuff (the generic kind you recommended) . I had to stretch a little to 'get' the middle stanza, but I do now. As I said backchannel, a book of medical/health limericks, with illustrations, might be just the thing the world needs. (But what if your publisher says, 'This is a great book, but we can't publish anything so pro-cholesterol and so vehemently anti-fluoride. Fluoride is NOT responsible for all the world's problems.' You could always self-publish.)
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 1, 2005

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