Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

1321. Destiny** 12/27/2008
1322. Heart Of Stone** 12/27/2008
1323. Chirp 12/27/2008
1324. Passionfruits 12/18/2008
1325. I Watch You 12/18/2008
1326. In Iceland, We Cry Together 12/19/2008
1327. Our New Windowsill 12/28/2008
1328. Our Moths 12/28/2008
1329. A Pledge? 12/28/2008
1330. A Phone For You (Me) 12/28/2008
1331. Just Talk 12/28/2008
1332. Turdus Migratorius 12/29/2008
1333. Rise 12/29/2008
1334. Bird Whisper 12/29/2008
1335. Touch Talk 12/30/2008
1336. Wait 12/31/2008
1337. For Dew (Haiku) 12/31/2008
1338. Please God, Let It Be Love 12/31/2008
1339. 'Tis Love 12/31/2008
1340. Will You? 1/1/2009
1341. Forum Giggles 1/1/2009
1342. Forum Giggles 2 1/1/2009
1343. Only You * 1/2/2009
1344. Our Love Is More 1/2/2009
1345. Dew From You 1/2/2009
1346. His Weed 1/3/2009
1347. I Shall Not Leave 12/27/2008
1348. A Small Forgetmenot 12/27/2008
1349. Love Me 1/4/2009
1350. For Sialia 1/4/2009
1351. Rebutt Emanzipation Planz 1/4/2009
1352. You ** 1/4/2009
1353. Kin-Keeeee 1/4/2009
1354. Missing* 1/8/2009
1355. In Response To A Fay Slimm Poem 1/9/2009
1356. Part One, Part Two 1/11/2009
1357. Tears From You 1/11/2009
1358. A Kiss For Idiosyncrasy 1/12/2009
1359. First 2009 Limericks 1/12/2009
1360. A January 2009 Limerick 1/13/2009

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


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?