Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2641. Do Write It Down 8/24/2005
2642. Polygamy 10/21/2005
2643. Incompetence 5/27/2005
2644. Singing Practice 9/12/2005
2645. Class Dummy 4/21/2005
2646. Caffeine 5/24/2005
2647. Cathy 9/16/2005
2648. Du - English Version 11/24/2004
2649. Lists For Dummies 4/25/2005
2650. I Thank You, God 5/1/2005
2651. Black Or Green? 6/30/2006
2652. A Duty Now To Die 7/2/2006
2653. Rabbit And Bean (Children) 5/15/2006
2654. Flying 6/22/2006
2655. Two Poets Meet In Queensland Heat 12/8/2005
2656. God's Error 12/10/2005
2657. The Preacher 8/31/2006
2658. Changing Spots 9/1/2006
2659. The Donkey Survives 5/2/2006
2660. So, God Can, Indeed, Be Kind 8/4/2006
2661. Payback 6/7/2006
2662. Limerick For Raynette 9/2/2005
2663. Spider Gus 12/23/2004
2664. Rat-Hounds 4/8/2005
2665. Tsunami 12/28/2004
2666. Roses For Feet 9/19/2005
2667. The Translator 6/28/2005
2668. To Die With You 9/25/2005
2669. Deceit 10/2/2005
2670. The Sauerkraut Study 11/4/2005
2671. The Re-Union In The Forest 9/29/2005
2672. Back To Shaving 3/31/2008
2673. Please Consider 12/7/2007
2674. The Best For You, Tara 6/1/2007
2675. Altruism 7/13/2007
2676. Burial 8/21/2007
2677. I Call On You 7/24/2008
2678. I Smile, My Love 2/6/2009
2679. Cyanotic Lips (For My Blueberrygirl) 2/19/2009
2680. Wetzlar - The Turks 4/27/2006

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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