Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

801. The Beam In Our Own Eye 3/17/2008
802. Rebuttal To Rachel 3/17/2008
803. A Vote For Obama 3/20/2008
804. A Visit To The General 3/20/2008
805. Beauty And The Beasts 3/20/2008
806. On Easter 3/22/2008
807. Fuer Mara In Thueringen 3/25/2008
808. Stalker Number Three 3/9/2008
809. Thoughts Of A Boy 3/31/2008
810. Roma 4/2/2008
811. Old Man Ante Portas 4/2/2008
812. Creation's Creatures (By Rachel, My Kindred Spirit) 4/4/2008
813. Roosters 4/6/2008
814. Priorities 4/7/2008
815. The Rh Factor 4/9/2008
816. Not Misogynics 4/10/2008
817. Sir Smithereens Wears Jockey Classic Y's 3/30/2008
818. The Troupers' Balls 3/31/2008
819. Muttertag 2008 4/16/2008
820. A Silence Most Foul 4/16/2008
821. Mister Makatoni 4/17/2008
822. Three Limericks For My Friend Jerry H. 4/18/2008
823. Seventeen Limericks Rated Ma15+ 4/20/2008
824. Brutus The Alpine Rescue Dog 4/22/2008
825. Losers (Haiku) 4/22/2008
826. Loser-Limerick 4/22/2008
827. Not To Be Pitied 4/22/2008
828. Bless You 4/23/2008
829. Wanderlied Rennsteig 4/23/2008
830. Awakening Of Schoolboys 4/24/2008
831. Do The Deed 4/24/2008
832. Bad Judgment 4/24/2008
833. A Thrum 4/26/2008
834. Robosurgeon For Jerry H. 4/26/2008
835. Cheyne Stokes For Ordinary Folks 4/27/2008
836. Those Promises To Keep 4/27/2008
837. Limericks For 2008 4/27/2008
838. Happenings (Limerick) 4/22/2008
839. An Act Of Kindness 4/27/2008
840. Tiefgruendiges Zum Geburtstag (Schwester Erika) 4/28/2008

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


He pulled the trigger
on that noisy morning
in the Bunker of Berlin.
The pages of Mein Kampf,
just briefly soaked
were used to start
the fire that would mark
the end of an epoch
that had, astonishingly, given
birth to itself in 1928.
When a fanatic says a word
of hatred or of utter bigotry,
one must believe, as if it were HIS word
or be forever in the net of rank complicity.
So, he is dead and gone
but something ugly thrives,
it is called Hitlerism.
And it has spread to reach
all corners of a peace-less globe.
It dresses in the ...

Read the full of ........Ism


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.