Learn More

Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Objects


Weighty words of trusted bible notwithstanding,
the objects in some eyes cannot be seen
by bold observers peeking, beyond closed lids
nor from the inside of those bible-bashing friends.
Yet they are present and fulfil a noble purpose,
fully respected by a man's seedy companions,
it makes a mockery of all the earnest words,
as fear of God can punish not all moneychangers,
and pleasant words will never soothe our wounds.
And only the reflection has diminished.

Submitted: Monday, January 24, 2005
Edited: Monday, January 24, 2005

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: fear, god, respect, trust, friend

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?

Comments about this poem (Objects by Herbert Nehrlich )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Theodora Onken (1/26/2005 1:39:00 AM)

    Got it first off...and there are a lot of hippcrits amongst us in this double sided world. Awesome poem, from an awesome man!
    Warmly, Theodora Onken (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rich Hanson (1/24/2005 9:06:00 PM)

    Perhaps my perspective just isn't right, but I'm really not sure where you're going with this o e. (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. Sonnet XVII, Pablo Neruda
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Androids in my Dream, Rachel Nichols
  2. The Day Before Christmas 1968, Kyle Schlicher
  3. Tocaña, Nassy Fesharaki
  4. Haze your Dream, Antonio Liao
  5. With gun yielding, hasmukh amathalal
  6. Along with many, hasmukh amathalal
  7. No other culture, hasmukh amathalal
  8. A Splendor Beauty, Hanh Chau
  9. With all, hasmukh amathalal
  10. It isn't to launder my clothes, Mark Heathcote
[Hata Bildir]