Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

1681. Justice 11/17/2006
1682. Dungbeetles 10/22/2006
1683. My Poetry Book 11/16/2006
1684. Dresden Again? 7/20/2006
1685. Liberation 5/29/2006
1686. Am Pranger 5/25/2006
1687. Terrorist Training 5/31/2006
1688. It Is Really You 6/15/2006
1689. Botox 6/9/2006
1690. Poets Meet In London 5/25/2006
1691. He Flew 5/18/2006
1692. Satan's Law 5/23/2006
1693. Yup 5/6/2006
1694. A Question Of Honour 5/5/2006
1695. An Odour 5/4/2006
1696. An Early Haiku - For Linda Ori 8/10/2006
1697. Walls 6/21/2006
1698. Miele Vacuum Cleaner, Turbo Model 10/8/2006
1699. Chère Emilie 6/20/2006
1700. Gus In The Yellow Bus 6/22/2006
1701. Life Snuffed 6/22/2006
1702. Styrofoam 10/8/2006
1703. My Lederhose 10/7/2006
1704. Plagiarism (For Ajs) 10/8/2006
1705. So, He's A Poet! 9/28/2006
1706. Just Another Limerick 9/28/2006
1707. Mixing Races 4/24/2006
1708. Past Reason 4/27/2006
1709. Loyalty 7/4/2006
1710. A Crash 7/2/2006
1711. New World Order 6/26/2006
1712. For Jerry Hughes 6/30/2006
1713. The First Snowman 12/10/2005
1714. From Real Life 12/5/2005
1715. Writer's Block 5/15/2006
1716. The Spider Said 5/13/2006
1717. With Tools Like These..... 5/14/2006
1718. The Comfort Of Distance 5/9/2006
1719. Silence Of 5/14/2006
1720. Ultimatum 5/15/2006

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


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?