Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

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

Comments about Herbert Nehrlich

  • Michael Witkowski (1/21/2005 8:50:00 AM)

    One last thing - you've never given me advice- bet it is because you cannot stand a fellow German - you had to flee Germany for whatever reason - i surmise it's sore spot in your life - and now that you- on reading my short bio- saw that i am born in Poland - your typical old age German anti-Polish racism has been pricked & stung out of its unholy restles sleep

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • . . (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....

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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


To visit you was our treat,
my older brother loved you.
Though from the moment we did meet
you thought I wasn't up to
the standards of a first-born son
whose name was true tradition.
Yet you allowed us to have fun
and Opa took us fishing.