Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

A Future (Haiku) - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

Yes, the war for oil
many tempers on the boil
stay on homeland soil.

And soon it happens
that axis evil countries
blow up their neighbours.

It is ordained then
that terror bombs will soon rain
on peaceful people.

And if they do not
the world will wait a decade:

Too late then buddies
as billions overcome you
an ugly slaughter.

Before we die though
we will regret decisions
of doing nothing.

Comments about A Future (Haiku) by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (4/29/2014 9:10:00 AM)

    Very thought provoking! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/7/2005 10:59:00 AM)

    I like this and the message behind it....We're damned if we do and damned if we don't (Report)Reply

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  • (5/12/2005 6:23:00 AM)

    I think Kierkegaard said, hang yourself, you will regret it, fail to hang yourself, you will regret that also. As confusing as the world political struggles are, I like this poem. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 12, 2005

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