Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

161. The Nicer 9/5/2005
162. More On The Belsen Boy 10/9/2005
163. Recurrent Dream 7/9/2005
164. Headlight Washers 7/17/2005
165. Last Days Of A War 4/24/2005
166. Those Unfortunate Ones 4/24/2005
167. The Day You Die 6/30/2005
168. Hotrod 7/3/2005
169. Pima A - Pima B 8/8/2005
170. Neuschwanstein Castle 8/9/2005
171. Chase On New Year's Eve 7/16/2005
172. Gray Cats At Night 8/26/2005
173. The Smoker 7/3/2005
174. Little Mutt 7/3/2005
175. One 7/3/2005
176. The Roachkiller 7/3/2005
177. Mohammed Ali 5/22/2005
178. Law Avoiding Folks 6/5/2005
179. Passages 7/18/2005
180. Bovine 7/18/2005
181. A Small Leak 7/18/2005
182. Tree Surgeon 2/23/2005
183. Little Joe 10/22/2005
184. On Chastity 7/18/2005
185. On The Loo 8/4/2005
186. Hiv 10/17/2005
187. Heart Of Stone 9/5/2005
188. Laconic 3/26/2005
189. Sylvester In The New Age 3/21/2005
190. Money, Honey 6/3/2005
191. We'Ll Miss You 6/3/2005
192. Heist On Oahu 11/7/2005
193. The Watcher 6/7/2005
194. Twilight Dreams 6/7/2005
195. A Path 6/7/2005
196. White Ladies 8/4/2005
197. Noses 8/4/2005
198. Word Nostalgia 6/12/2005
199. Lipitor 5/20/2005
200. You Left 5/20/2005

Comments about Herbert Nehrlich

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (3/8/2005 4:43:00 AM)

    Well, Velmar, what can I say? That I have a food fetish is news to me.
    The amount of 'heartfelt time one puts into writing a poem' means very little. But it could mean a relative lack of talent.
    Your comment here was totally unnecessary, as it didn't really contribute anything to anything.
    But good luck with your next works.

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  • Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson (3/7/2005 10:30:00 PM)

    Herbert, you seem very self sure of your work, and think that you are above all the other poets here. Just because someone writes poems that you don't like does not make them any less talented than you. You seem to have a food fetish in your poems. I myself love horror, and gothic, though I do branch out into many other areas of poetry. You probably wouldn't care for my brand of poetry, and so be it, but I too am one of these great poets on this board. When or if you chance to read my writing, you might want to do a little more research. Just type my full name on any search engine, click, and you'll find out more about me than my poetry does allow. As I've stated many times over the years, it isn't how many poems you write, it's how good each poem really is that counts. Anyone can set and write tons of poems, but how much heartfelt time you put into writing each poem. Years of knowledge are measured in the words that we write, make each one count.

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  • dissatified exmember (3/1/2005 2:21:00 PM)

    Hey there. I find the comments on this page an amazing read all in themselves. What a poem of human conflict and emotion. Well done one and all for creating the latest comedy script for my collection. Take a look at yourselves why don't you. It's great to read.
    Hugs to all

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  • Gina PrettyBrownEyes (2/27/2005 3:41:00 PM)

    ..wow herbert. it seems there are 2 types of people in this world: the ones that loathe and despise you and the ones that admire and respect you. there doesnt seem to be a middle ground. i think the reason is that some are offended by your style and others are inspired by it, it all depends on what kind of person you are. justing pointing that little interesting tidbit out there...at least i find it interesting. may you continue to anger and inspire people all your life. :)
    gina 0.o

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  • Lare Austin (2/27/2005 12:36:00 PM)

    Hi Herbert...I just read your piece 'Saanen Kid'...wow...this is very, very well done. A truly pleasurable and adventurous read. I love happy endings...I love this one...(well...um...I hope I did not offend anyone by giving this piece a favorable comment...but for what it is worth...it is just my humble opinion...that's all...)


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  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (2/27/2005 7:14:00 AM)

    Well now, the rats are coming to the surface.
    Personally, Ulrike, I understand. It must be frustrating to have so little talent, be in your forties, you know getting wrinkles, not knowing which way the wind blows and wandering around in the hope of finding the blue flower or some such thing.
    You won't.
    And if you wonder why I have refrained from commenting on your creations, it is because I didn't think they needed it.
    But if you think I can help you in some way, please do not hesitate.
    It has been my experience that the very people who desperately need help are the last ones to know that they do.
    Are you following this?
    For a minute I thought I had stepped on your tail. But then, I remembered...
    Sigmund was a smart man.

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  • Lare Austin (2/16/2005 7:33:00 PM)

    Hi Herbert...I just read your poem, 'The Smell Came Back.' Oh gosh how I wish they would put this in a fairytale book for the little ones to be read to. This is so delightfully wicked...still smiling...good one...

    Lare Austin

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  • dissatified exmember (2/15/2005 1:56:00 PM)

    Herbert, you are a deep thinking mature man.
    You poems tell me so much about you.
    You excel in your ability to write and have a style that shows an underlying message for all. (If they choose to see it.)
    You are confident and slightly wicked.
    You have a dry sense of humour that shows in your work also.
    You take conflict and callenge it head on. Sometimes you say more than you should and that gets you into trouble, but you are only being honest.
    You say it as you see it without any desire to offend.
    Thats how I read you from your poems.
    After all. Poetry is a reflection of ourselves, our attitudes and our creative thinking.
    Poets are sensitive and usually able to express themselves very well.

    I conclude by saying.......Poetry you give us self expression
    Self expression you give us Herbert.

    Janice M PIckett

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  • Graham Leese (2/13/2005 4:24:00 PM)

    I find your work overrated while a few of you poems leave a standing statement, i think you should perhaps try writing a few poems that get to the point sharper with interesting imagery
    Just trying to help

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  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/23/2005 7:28:00 AM)

    No, of course, you WOULDN'T get it.
    No one should never (your words) ...travel such limited miles with far less passengers....(your words again) ...
    Wow, almost poetry, shame about the English.

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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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