Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

441. Meiner Mutter Zum Muttertag 2006 5/9/2006
442. The Last Good Bye 5/14/2006
443. Awakening Alright 5/13/2006
444. Moth-Er (For Grown Children) 5/15/2006
445. Fallada 9/17/2006
446. The Boy From Troy 9/18/2006
447. Schbellors 9/23/2006
448. Happy Birthday, Stranger! 9/28/2006
449. Another Day 5/15/2006
450. Best 10/1/2006
451. Me Mentor - Sounds Good 10/1/2006
452. Limerick For Sherrie 10/5/2006
453. Just Fun 10/8/2006
454. Near-Miss 10/8/2006
455. Happy Birthday, Linda (R-Rated) 10/9/2006
456. Brief Comment 10/9/2006
457. To Julie (M-Rated) 10/9/2006
458. Bauernweisheiten 10/11/2006
459. Puncture 6/20/2006
460. Satan 6/23/2006
461. To The Bitter Woman 6/23/2006
462. His Job 6/25/2006
463. A Memorable Wedding 7/2/2006
464. Yes William (Lederer) 7/4/2006
465. Monster (Asocial Children) 7/6/2006
466. Jet Suction 7/2/2006
467. The Smart Fly 4/24/2006
468. Hoon's Cat 5/3/2006
469. Zum Geburtstag-Meiner Schwester Erika 5/4/2006
470. Despair 5/5/2006
471. The Russian Bride 5/5/2006
472. Abschied 8/22/2006
473. To Sally 9/5/2006
474. Strange Vibes 9/10/2006
475. Farewell - Sunshine Coast 9/12/2006
476. Translation Rilke's Herbsttag (Autumn Day) 5/30/2006
477. The Cataract Operation 5/31/2006
478. Enola Gay 6/3/2006
479. Rolfie Hat Das Zipperlein 6/8/2006
480. When It Hits The Fan 6/8/2006

Comments about Herbert Nehrlich

  • Michael Witkowski (1/21/2005 8:37:00 AM)

    Dr H
    You are not a published poet but lewd-lecherous and arrogant.
    Above all you have racist sentiments Germans had about Poland before World War Two and some still have,
    So climb off your high horse
    I bet your doctor title is a fake too

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  • Kim McInnis (1/17/2005 8:28:00 PM)

    I wanted to thank you for your comment. I was pretty upset for a couple days, but I thought a lot about what you said, and you're right - it's not fair to the many talented poets on here that I can pass off thoughtless scribbles as works of art. I thank you for your honesty and hope you don't give up on me yet - I need the criticism to grow.
    To comment on your own work, I'll be truthful and say I haven't been through all of it - a nearly impossible feat in a mere couple of days - but from what I've seen, not a word of your glowing reviews is untrue. The praise of a sixteen-year-old probably isn't worth a penny to you, but I do mean it. Your wit and honesty is refreshing.

  • Amberlee Carter (1/14/2005 1:05:00 PM)

    What can I say that hasn't already been said? in one way or another.
    It's nice to see some who can write on many different levels, such as writing with a quit wit and clever charm, to writing about love and life in a serious way.
    It's a talent, one which most people even so called ' poets' today don't have....I'll be reading your work for a long time to come.

  • Anne Leaver (12/19/2004 6:40:00 PM)

    Just a quick note to thank you for your encouragement. Little by little, I look through your work here - I'm awfully glad you're writing, and ths forum is, for me, a wonderful medium for 'publishing' and for collecting the ethos of the aspiring poet world. Let's continue!

  • Darrell Rohling (12/16/2004 9:51:00 PM)

    Mr. Nehrlich,

    Thank you for the amazing body of work you offer. Clearly, you are a poet's poet. I; ll keep reading, too. And thanks for your own kind words offered to me recently.

  • Pradeep Dhavakumar (12/16/2004 12:33:00 PM)

    Liked most of your work published over here.Hard to think that your not professional! .

  • . . (11/12/2004 12:23:00 AM)

    I read all of your poems (finally) and I love them all. Even the one in German. Althought it is off the beaten path of the others.... :) Anyway, I just wanted to applaud you on your amazing talent. Perhaps you could manage to write a poem for the 'lonley hearts club'. Thanks so much for the interesting reads! !
    Take Care....

Best Poem of Herbert Nehrlich


I always have liked soccer.
Such a rough game.
Such skills required.
And popular.
Hometown watching,
on Sunday morning.
When one day,
I found that I needed
to withdraw.
It was the honourable
thing to do.

Read the full of Soccer


I had to close the book of mankind's history,
it told of many wars, of bloodshed and of torture,
describing in disturbing but extensive detail,
how one can split a skull and full-grown man in half,
right down the centre of his hapless, useless being.
As if he'd never mattered or deserved to live.

So many years and so much blood was spilled,
that fertile fields bore witness to man's greatest folly.

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