Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

881. Schmidt 5/16/2008
882. Vatertag 5/17/2008
883. My Best Friend Willie 5/18/2008
884. Part Ii Schmidt 5/18/2008
885. Crossed Wires Do Spark 5/18/2008
886. Happy Birthday Gerhard! 70 5/19/2008
887. Krill Oil 5/20/2008
888. Goats 5/20/2008
889. Creation Science - An Oxymoron 5/21/2008
890. Limericking For Jerry H. 5/21/2008
891. Bears 5/21/2008
892. Folly On The Trolley 5/21/2008
893. More For Jerry H. 5/21/2008
894. For As - Age Matters 5/22/2008
895. Running George 5/11/2008
896. On Cats 5/11/2008
897. My Mother's Zoo 5/11/2008
898. A Strange Teacher 5/11/2008
899. Coprophagic 5/11/2008
900. Man's Best 5/11/2008
901. The Skinny Pig (A Fable) 5/11/2008
902. The Pact - Hippo/Bandicoot 5/12/2008
903. Henner's Wake 5/12/2008
904. Haikus - A Small Collection Part C 5/10/2008
905. Indianapolis News 5/11/2008
906. Bon 5/24/2008
907. Ramblings 17 5/24/2008
908. Ramblings 14 5/25/2008
909. Inflammation? 5/25/2008
910. Ostbf Jerry's Operation 5/27/2008
911. Long, Long Ago 5/27/2008
912. Penetrating Logistics 5/27/2008
913. 2999 - Enough Already! 5/27/2008
914. Hamann's Disciple 5/28/2008
915. Attila 5/28/2008
916. Dragons 5/29/2008
917. Seed 5/30/2008
918. Happy Birthday, Tara! ! ! ! 2008 5/31/2008
919. Triple Limerick 6/2/2008
920. Another Limerick For Jerry H. 6/2/2008

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?


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.

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