Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2601. The Welcome Visitor 12/29/2005
2602. Ice Flowers 12/10/2005
2603. The Greenie 7/11/2007
2604. Stalingrad 9/22/2005
2605. Waterloo 4/23/2005
2606. War Separation 2/3/2006
2607. Sexology 6/8/2005
2608. Belinda 8/15/2005
2609. Duroc Pigs 5/13/2005
2610. The Vicar's Sterile Donkeys 10/24/2006
2611. Two Black Nipples 6/19/2006
2612. Grapes Of Wrath 7/15/2008
2613. Translation, Rilke Die Erblindende (Losing Her Sight) 5/30/2006
2614. Observed 8/29/2006
2615. We Can Judge The Heart Of A Man By His Treatment Of Animals 9/5/2006
2616. The Slotmachine 4/24/2006
2617. Escape From The Salad Bowl 6/20/2005
2618. Silly Season 1/5/2005
2619. Doctor Freud 7/17/2005
2620. A Thief Born Early 4/24/2006
2621. A Portrait 4/22/2006
2622. What About Mary 4/22/2006
2623. Idiosyncrasy 4/23/2006
2624. Resigned 4/22/2006
2625. Soft Jaws - How To Beat Bmi 2/2/2006
2626. Tallebudgera - Revisited 2/28/2006
2627. Haikus About A Spouse 3/9/2006
2628. Sad Again I Was 8/10/2005
2629. But Why? 4/17/2006
2630. Those Puppies 8/9/2005
2631. The Bridge 9/5/2005
2632. Virus 1/14/2006
2633. Laughter As Medicine 1/16/2006
2634. A Fishy Story 1/21/2006
2635. No Room For Tears 10/11/2005
2636. God 7/16/2005
2637. The Last Days Of Ww Ii 11/13/2005
2638. Limerick Practice 2/4/2005
2639. Do Write It Down 8/24/2005
2640. Polygamy 10/21/2005

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


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.

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