Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

801. Rebuttal To Rachel 3/17/2008
802. A Vote For Obama 3/20/2008
803. Hamburg Germany, Near Aircraft Disaster 2008 3/8/2008
804. Stalker Number Three 3/9/2008
805. A Visit To The General 3/20/2008
806. Beauty And The Beasts 3/20/2008
807. On Easter 3/22/2008
808. Fuer Mara In Thueringen 3/25/2008
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 8:37:00 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?


You can't cook with it.
It won't clean you.
Useless for dishes.
Goldfish don't like it.

What makes you think
that lukewarm kisses
will warm my heart
soothe my soul
smooth my wrinkles,
light my smile,
feed my ego,
make me happy
prolong my life?


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