Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

1561. How The Canetoad Came To Australia 4/11/2008
1562. Reminiscing Ii 3/9/2008
1563. My Slave 9/6/2007
1564. Church Business 10/19/2007
1565. Meinem Alten Freund Zum Geburtstag (Ein Limerick) 8/27/2007
1566. Burp - (German Version) Ruelps 8/13/2007
1567. For My Favourite Niece Mara - Happy Birthday! 6/15/2007
1568. A Killing With Kindness 5/26/2007
1569. Hollow Laughter 5/1/2007
1570. Big Ben 1/5/2007
1571. Weihnachten 12/28/2006
1572. Santa Sick! 12/21/2006
1573. Betrayal Is So Common (Haiku) 6/4/2006
1574. Sleepwalk 5/31/2006
1575. Saddam, The Earwig 6/21/2006
1576. The Ouch (Children) 6/14/2005
1577. Kookaburra Dreaming 11/30/2004
1578. World Vision 12/27/2004
1579. Farmer John 9/19/2005
1580. The Cook 9/19/2005
1581. Hangover Cure 6/6/2005
1582. Marketing 9/29/2005
1583. Class Reunion 11/9/2004
1584. Nutcase 7/30/2005
1585. Childhood Lessons 4/28/2005
1586. Strike 7/18/2005
1587. Personal Injury 7/5/2005
1588. First Grade - First Class 3/9/2005
1589. Nudist Camp 7/1/2005
1590. Obstetrics 7/2/2005
1591. The Stockbroker 3/26/2005
1592. Journey Of A Cheese Sandwich 6/10/2005
1593. Cinderella And The Dog 9/6/2005
1594. Happy Birthday, Mary 11/8/2005
1595. Louise Visits The Doctor 6/12/2005
1596. Goethe 10/16/2005
1597. On Deliverance 5/22/2005
1598. Britches 8/5/2005
1599. Misjudged 1/24/2006
1600. Pus 1/23/2006

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

A Bumblebee Turns Gay

There was a little bumblebee
he went down on his bumble knee
and told the queen that he was gay
this message caused her much dismay
new friend remarked 'you humble me'.

The queen said, listen, bumblebee
I will not let you wander free
your work is here and you must breed
to plant in me that precious seed
lest all your steps a stumble be.

So bumblebee did stumble free
got off his little bumbleknee
and hand in hand with his new lover
took to the air, briefly to hover
their wings a constant mumble, see?

And both our poofter ...

Read the full of A Bumblebee Turns Gay

God Says

'Twas early morning at the Holy Vatican,
the Pope was making rounds of his small kingdom
Most of the rooms were lavishly appointed
with oriental rugs on all the floors and walls,
and golden trinkets for few eyes to see.

The smell of freshly roasted coffee from the kitchen,
and many cooks in culinary mode,
they stepped through solid portals now, with fourteen locks,