Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2081. Wasteland 5/31/2007
2082. Uffhaengen Das Gesindel! 5/28/2006
2083. Upside Down 3/21/2006
2084. Osler's Warning 9/12/2005
2085. Heineken And The Gorilla 9/28/2005
2086. Her Dad 10/18/2005
2087. Hawk Visits 8/5/2005
2088. No Limerick 8/27/2005
2089. From The Selection 'Confucius Says' * 6/10/2005
2090. Plankton 10/12/2008
2091. A Trojan Horse 10/1/2008
2092. Happy Birthday To My Favourite Pilot 9/11/2005
2093. God The Creator (Haiku) 11/8/2008
2094. Mutts And Butts 10/4/2008
2095. A Great Invention 2/26/2009
2096. Ted Bundy 9/24/2008
2097. Goethe Translation 3 9/22/2005
2098. The Frigate Bird From My Past 10/16/2007
2099. Happy Father's Day, Mon Général! 9/1/2007
2100. Brambles 10/4/2005
2101. The Laramie Killing 10/6/2005
2102. As Death Knows No Mercy 9/26/2005
2103. Nouveau Riche 9/19/2005
2104. Kernig's Sign Positive 7/1/2005
2105. Omaha Beach 5/13/2005
2106. Challenge - A Sonja Limerick 9/3/2005
2107. Ginkgo Biloba (Limerick) 11/1/2005
2108. Inner Thighs 2/1/2005
2109. Mrs. Smith 7/12/2005
2110. Admittedly, I Am A Hoarder 8/10/2005
2111. Trainstation 1/12/2006
2112. Soap Opera 8/26/2005
2113. Young Talent 11/27/2004
2114. Royal Thoughts 5/19/2005
2115. Southern Comfort 12/2/2004
2116. The Deluge From Heaven 9/8/2005
2117. Blubber Visits The Dance Hall 7/21/2005
2118. Penogram 7/25/2005
2119. Night Terrors Of Little Vincent 2/3/2005
2120. Hospital Patient 9/6/2005

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


I always have liked soccer.
Such a rough game.
Such skills required.
And popular.
Hometown watching,
on Sunday morning.
When one day,
I found that I needed
to withdraw.
It was the honourable
thing to do.

Read the full of Soccer


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.