Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2881. Tell Me, George 3/26/2005
2882. That Was Her 10/2/2005
2883. In 10/2/2005
2884. Zum Geburtstag - Meiner Mutter 9/30/2005
2885. Gentleman Jack 3/7/2005
2886. The Execution 12/1/2005
2887. Weevil 11/30/2005
2888. Teeth In Peace 3/19/2005
2889. Hal The Crow 1/4/2005
2890. Bombs 8/30/2005
2891. The Death Of A Humane Society 9/1/2005
2892. A Happy Birthday To Jerry - Poet Laureate ! ! ! 1/3/2008
2893. An Erotic Limerick 11/18/2007
2894. A German - English Poem 9/22/2005
2895. Marlene 5/8/2005
2896. Fiddling With The Big 500 - Envy Story 5/6/2005
2897. Are You Back Sandra? 5/13/2005
2898. My Island 2/23/2006
2899. For My Hawk And Playmate - To My True Kindred Spirit 10/19/2004
2900. My Poems (Haiku) 1/4/2006
2901. God's Second Coming 7/2/2005
2902. Rhyme Or Reason? 2/2/2005
2903. Bach 8/11/2005
2904. Laugenpretzel 8/11/2005
2905. The Past - A Return 5/21/2005
2906. Harley 7/10/2005
2907. You Comin' Back? 10/3/2005
2908. Haiku For A Coward 5/24/2005
2909. Tom Did Not Make It 4/12/2005
2910. Amnesia 7/6/2005
2911. The Pelican (For Children) 5/9/2005
2912. To The New Wimp In Town 8/30/2005
2913. A Hanging 4/4/2005
2914. Meet My Guest, Gentleman Jack 3/12/2005
2915. Blushes 8/24/2005
2916. A Commentary 8/5/2005
2917. Home After The Battles 11/11/2005
2918. Sandra 3/16/2005
2919. Carpal Tunnel 10/31/2005
2920. Weeds 7/17/2005

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

.....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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