Herbert Nehrlich Poems

Hit Title Date Added
1521.
The Cook

A cook stood in the kitchen
and stirred Hungarian Stew.
His wife was always bitchin'
that's all this marriage knew.
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1522.
Personal Injury

How clumsy I had been.
For me, the strapping athlete,
to fall inside the supermarket.
Feet up, right near the cucumbers
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1523.
Childhood Lessons

Is filth the same as trash?
Asked little Speedy Zales.
No, trash is what you mash
filth has its own morales.
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1524.
Strike

The hall was crowded,
a hum transcended
blue collar whiff
and music drifting in
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1525.
Nutcase

And not a single blueberry
was left among the leaves,
the more he searched the place
the louder was the sound of
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1526.
Class Reunion

They met, thirty-one, all men
at 'Joe's' who still served beer.
And after hats and coats were off
they chuggelugged 'Hello'.
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1527.
Leprosy

She had been diagnosed
and sent away,
the colony they said
would be a home,
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1528.
The Single Bed

Each night I fall asleep,
it is the true intent
to pull the sheets
up to my chin
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1529.
Chubby

Would you do me up dear, please?
Pull a little harder, they still growin'
Funny you should say this, they are not,
lard accumulates beneath a woman's skin
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1530.
The Ouch (Children)

Doctor, doctor, how do you do?
Come and meet Skippy, the gray kangaroo.
Skippy and Joey, the one in the pouch,
Joey fell out and she now has an ouch.
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