Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

481. Doch................. 6/12/2006
482. German Version - Die Erstickung Des Herrn Heimlich 6/15/2006
483. Listen, Boy 5/18/2006
484. The Healer 5/18/2006
485. Temptation 5/25/2006
486. Nuns' Buns 5/25/2006
487. Simple Sally (Haiku) 5/25/2006
488. The Mighty Pen 5/25/2006
489. The Chief's Kidney Problem 5/25/2006
490. You Did, Mal 5/20/2006
491. Leper's Shame 5/25/2006
492. The Badger 5/25/2006
493. Happy Birthday Gerhard 5/28/2006
494. Aussie Talkabout 5/29/2006
495. A Dire Emergency 5/29/2006
496. Blown Away 5/29/2006
497. Vive La Différence 5/29/2006
498. The Last Sunset 5/29/2006
499. Sonnenuntergang 5/29/2006
500. Das Ergebnis 5/29/2006
501. The Cinderella Shoe 7/8/2006
502. Rocks 7/13/2006
503. Trust 7/17/2006
504. Out Yourself - Not 7/17/2006
505. Sugar And Spice And Fourteen Blind Mice 7/17/2006
506. Of Fishes 7/17/2006
507. Frankly, My Dear, So Do I! 7/20/2006
508. Battle Of Wits 7/20/2006
509. War Tales 7/20/2006
510. A Lascivious Eye? 7/21/2006
511. It Matters Not 7/28/2006
512. Liebfraumilch From Ruedesheim 10/22/2006
513. Midterm Elections - The Missing Element 11/14/2006
514. Fliegen Lernen 11/15/2006
515. Well, Hi There! 11/15/2006
516. But Mother! 11/6/2006
517. God Heals And........ 11/16/2006
518. Overheard 11/16/2006
519. Black 11/21/2006
520. The Shallow Grave Near Koenigsberg 11/21/2006

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

.....When I'M Sixty-Four?

I hope your hands
will always be for
me to hold.
And, if they are
a trifle sweaty,
would you mind
to overlook
this sign of
rampant joy?

I hope your eyes
will always be for
me to love.
And, if they shed
a few shy tears,
so would you mind
I kissed them all away?

I hope your ears
will always be for
my own words.
And if they're sparse
at times or casual
would you mind
me whispering
sweet nothings -
all day and night?

I hope your smile
will always be
just waiting
to shine on me
with ...

Read the full of .....When I'M Sixty-Four?


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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