Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Well Deserved, Tara - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

An ipod for Tara is the least they can do
but I'm sorry that no one would give me a clue.
Did she win it in England or the world as a stage
was her poem a lovesong or expression of rage?

There are few who send tingles across oceans of foam
from their gray and depressing small chambers at home.
But this girl is a treasure that has stayed in the shade
to watch regiments march until all prayers fade.

I do wish I could be that tall angel who would
serve and always protect her the best that I could.
I would hover and watch there at ten thousand feet
and my thoughts would be dreaming that some day we'll meet.

Now, I hope you don't get here an impression that's wrong
it's poetic in nature, like a nightingale's song.
As my mentor old Johann, used to ponti-fi-cate
do not keep in your praise, it will soon be too late.


Comments about Well Deserved, Tara by Herbert Nehrlich

  • Rookie Zen Bojczuk (5/15/2007 6:28:00 PM)

    The title caught my attention.. Yes, Tara is an incredible poet. Hey Herbert, you are not bad either. Zen (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (5/12/2007 5:11:00 AM)

    I am humbled, grateful and deeply impressed! (Wouldn't know how to work an IPOD if it came and slapped me in the face though. :) ) t x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 25, 2011


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