Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

1561. A Man's Prayer 5/24/2008
1562. Still The One 5/11/2008
1563. God Bless You, Dear Auntie 5/11/2008
1564. Urteil 8.5.2008 5/8/2008
1565. My New Computer (Limerick) 4/22/2008
1566. Royals 4/27/2008
1567. How The Canetoad Came To Australia 4/11/2008
1568. Reminiscing Ii 3/9/2008
1569. My Slave 9/6/2007
1570. Church Business 10/19/2007
1571. Meinem Alten Freund Zum Geburtstag (Ein Limerick) 8/27/2007
1572. Burp - (German Version) Ruelps 8/13/2007
1573. For My Favourite Niece Mara - Happy Birthday! 6/15/2007
1574. A Killing With Kindness 5/26/2007
1575. Hollow Laughter 5/1/2007
1576. Big Ben 1/5/2007
1577. Weihnachten 12/28/2006
1578. Santa Sick! 12/21/2006
1579. Betrayal Is So Common (Haiku) 6/4/2006
1580. Sleepwalk 5/31/2006
1581. Saddam, The Earwig 6/21/2006
1582. The Ouch (Children) 6/14/2005
1583. Kookaburra Dreaming 11/30/2004
1584. World Vision 12/27/2004
1585. Farmer John 9/19/2005
1586. The Cook 9/19/2005
1587. Hangover Cure 6/6/2005
1588. Marketing 9/29/2005
1589. Class Reunion 11/9/2004
1590. Nutcase 7/30/2005
1591. Childhood Lessons 4/28/2005
1592. Strike 7/18/2005
1593. Personal Injury 7/5/2005
1594. First Grade - First Class 3/9/2005
1595. Nudist Camp 7/1/2005
1596. Obstetrics 7/2/2005
1597. The Stockbroker 3/26/2005
1598. Journey Of A Cheese Sandwich 6/10/2005
1599. Cinderella And The Dog 9/6/2005
1600. Happy Birthday, Mary 11/8/2005

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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