Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

A Bumblebee Turns Gay - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

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 bumblebees
had taken with them rumble keys
the queen sent kamakazi drones
to apprehend and smash their bones
so they became two tumblebees.

Comments about A Bumblebee Turns Gay by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (3/6/2018 9:41:00 PM)

    Some great inventions, I like lest all your steps a stumble be. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/26/2015 11:17:00 PM)

    Not much of a thinker, that queen. More a spoil-sport. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Dela Sulh (losembe) (7/26/2015 10:35:00 PM)

    wow. A persuasive personification... (Report) Reply

  • Paul Amrod (7/26/2015 6:28:00 AM)

    Hi Hernert, This a great kick. I had to laugh out loud. Thak you so much for this moment of cheeriness, Paul (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/26/2015 1:58:00 AM)

    A Poet's Poet, brilliant Bard, and Lord of Limericks, you were, H....and so many of us miss you, myself very included...And it's around this time each year since 2012, that the memories of our many conversations, poetry sharing, and the chaos the 2 of us always managed to conjure up in the old PH Forum...tag-teaming up to oust the dreck & dross while still finding time to post the good stuff! Ole' buddy...I know you are still watching over your friends, and your beautiful soul mate who will never stop missing you. So, on your upcoming 3rd Anniversary... Herbert Nehrlich I will simply say, as you'd have it no other way...'Until we meet again & write again in that Golden Forum beyond space and time...Adieu, but just for now....Frank (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2009 11:46:00 PM)

    What a bugger how they live
    we squassed everything that they give
    our world is full of queer folk
    lifes a laugh can't you see the joke!
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  • (5/21/2007 5:53:00 AM)

    Wonderful, and hilarious and...wonderful. alana (Report) Reply

  • (3/7/2007 7:30:00 AM)

    This was a very sweet poem :)

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  • (6/5/2006 5:46:00 AM)

    Herbs! Ya ha ha! (Report) Reply

  • Lucy Burrow (10/25/2005 6:38:00 PM)

    What fun! what made you think of it?
    I love it! ! ! ! ! ! !
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  • (10/23/2005 3:55:00 PM)

    Genius! Loving the brave(and successful) attempts at several triple rhymes with bumblebee. Wonder that the inspiration was? (Report) Reply

  • (9/6/2005 9:17:00 PM)

    oh how sweet.....good write Herbert! (Report) Reply

  • (3/5/2005 8:26:00 PM)

    A most delightful hummer. This is a 10 to infinity.

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  • (2/22/2005 5:11:00 PM)

    Well herbert i didn't know your cared, just because where both straight
    those woman allways stirring, making trouble, making me say naughty things all the time especially that irish bird

    Warm regards my friend
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  • (2/22/2005 4:43:00 PM)

    Michael, please ask Sonja to be present when I pair up with Allan.
    Thanks for being observant AND helpful.
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  • (2/22/2005 4:37:00 PM)

    ..and a waspish pair you make... (Report) Reply

  • (2/22/2005 4:14:00 PM)

    i take this was this written on the 'fly'? charming and clever, Herb. i enjoyed it.

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  • (2/22/2005 4:12:00 PM)

    This was done in response to the bumbling works of Sonja and Allan, two poets who fly much much higher than any bumblebee (gay or not) could ever hope to,
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 22, 2005

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