Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

841. The Kodak Roach 4/28/2008
842. Tweed Head Taxi 4/29/2008
843. From The Mary Series 4/29/2008
844. Yes, Size Does 4/30/2008
845. Mary And Harry - An Outhouse Tale 4/30/2008
846. Mary's Predicament 5/1/2008
847. Ted's Daydreaming 5/1/2008
848. Sweet Mary - Sweet Laurie 5/1/2008
849. Mary And The Ram 5/1/2008
850. Perestroyka 5/1/2008
851. No Oil (Limerick) 5/1/2008
852. The Egyptian Doctor 5/1/2008
853. Elections 5/2/2008
854. That Awful Noise 5/2/2008
855. Renée R. 5/2/2008
856. Money And Truth 5/2/2008
857. You (Of Course) 5/3/2008
858. Aunt Hulda On Mincemeatpies 5/3/2008
859. Our Coffee Tree 5/4/2008
860. Stephanie & Gregory 5/5/2008
861. Fanny (Limerick) 5/5/2008
862. Der Tod 5/6/2008
863. Enduring Power Of Attorney 5/6/2008
864. Flight 5/6/2008
865. Offence/Offense 5/6/2008
866. Pax Vobiscum? 5/6/2008
867. Two Brothers 5/7/2008
868. Happy Birthday, Berit 5/7/2008
869. De Forum 5/7/2008
870. Filbert 5/2/2008
871. For Jerry - Part I 5/2/2008
872. The Verdict Was Passed 5/8/2008
873. Haikus - A Small Collection Part A 5/9/2008
874. Haikus - A Small Collection Part C 5/10/2008
875. Out Of Afrika 5/13/2008
876. The Bends 5/13/2008
877. The Aviator In The Sky 5/14/2008
878. Jodkali 5/15/2008
879. Schmidt 5/16/2008
880. Vatertag 5/17/2008

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


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.