Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

3081. A Critic's Fate 3/1/2005
3082. America, The Good Neighbour 11/5/2005
3083. Excuses 1/25/2005
3084. ....And Many Happy Returns 2/26/2006
3085. La Tour Eiffel 2/23/2005
3086. A Bird Named Johann Wolfgang Von G. 8/4/2005
3087. 21 Haikus 5/13/2005
3088. A Killer Wants Justice 11/10/2004
3089. A New Pope 4/19/2005
3090. A Twinkling, Obnoxious Little Silver Star 1/6/2005
3091. Hi You Nice People! 3/27/2005
3092. ...Not Far From The Tree 8/6/2005
3093. She 11/22/2004
3094. Poets That Drivel And Snivel 1/23/2005
3095. A Minute 2/20/2005
3096. A Devil Called Hurricane 8/31/2005
3097. A Dilemma 3/16/2005
3098. Death 4/12/2005
3099. A Bomb 6/28/2005
3100. ....For Being Late 12/13/2005
3101. A Hole In The Ground 11/21/2004
3102. The Ambulance Down In The Valley 3/10/2006
3103. ...And Carry A Big Stick 11/5/2005
3104. A Faceless God 3/21/2005
3105. A Little Bit Of Darkness 3/3/2005
3106. A Friend Is..... 4/6/2005
3107. Answers 3/9/2005
3108. 27 Haiku Definitions 6/20/2005
3109. A Woman's Scorn 8/12/2005
3110. Yolanda 3/18/2005
3111. 10 Haikus And Some Wisdom 5/1/2005
3112. 500 Words And One Hand 4/25/2005
3113. The Art Of Writing Limericks 8/23/2005
3114. ........Ism 7/17/2005
3115. ......Of Gold? 11/10/2004
3116. A Bumblebee Turns Gay 2/22/2005
3117. .....When I'M Sixty-Four? 12/21/2004
3118. Soccer 11/30/2004

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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