Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2841. Night Soil 12/9/2004
2842. Who Would Have Guessed? 2/10/2006
2843. You'D Never Guess 2/9/2006
2844. The Short Load 3/28/2005
2845. Games People Play 12/1/2005
2846. Driftwood 6/27/2005
2847. Racists 6/27/2006
2848. Doldrums - Population Unknown 9/11/2005
2849. Come Smile At Me Again 11/16/2004
2850. Give, Give, Give 1/9/2005
2851. Sauerkraut 5/9/2005
2852. Junk Food (Children) 5/15/2006
2853. Lies, Damn Lies 5/9/2006
2854. For My Mother - Mother's Day 2006 (English Version) 5/9/2006
2855. Winter 10/24/2005
2856. The Caged Lion 7/22/2005
2857. Ode To You - Love Of My Life 10/27/2004
2858. Death - Bed Or Chair? 12/25/2004
2859. Shearer 4/17/2005
2860. Frog Stereotypes 5/27/2005
2861. Saturday Limerick 9/2/2005
2862. Awakening 7/9/2005
2863. My Butterfly 11/18/2004
2864. Jodilee's Shoe 6/6/2005
2865. Becky 2/1/2006
2866. Cherryblossoms 2/12/2005
2867. Nikhilism 6/9/2005
2868. Tara 8/5/2006
2869. Read-It, Read-It, Read-It..... 9/24/2005
2870. Shower 3/27/2006
2871. Obesity 11/22/2005
2872. Just Two Limericks 1/8/2006
2873. The Morality Of Euthanasia 10/6/2005
2874. Shysters 5/28/2006
2875. If 10/1/2006
2876. Can You Spare A Dime? 10/7/2005
2877. A Starry Night 10/29/2005
2878. Sunday At The Cemetery 5/1/2006
2879. The Santa Incident 12/8/2005
2880. Bad Choice 7/9/2006

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

A Bumblebee Turns Gay

There was a little bumblebee
he went down on his bumble knee
and told the queen that he was gay
this message caused her much dismay
new friend remarked 'you humble me'.

The queen said, listen, bumblebee
I will not let you wander free
your work is here and you must breed
to plant in me that precious seed
lest all your steps a stumble be.

So bumblebee did stumble free
got off his little bumbleknee
and hand in hand with his new lover
took to the air, briefly to hover
their wings a constant mumble, see?

And both our poofter ...

Read the full of A Bumblebee Turns Gay


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.