Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Free - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

I was born to be me.
Perhaps not to be free.
But to live as another
after knowing my mother
was not on, not at all
though I don't have the gall
to be free of me,
or to be me and free.
Born free in the jungle
was a very big bungle.
You can take it from me
I can't bear to be free.

Comments about Free by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (7/23/2005 8:00:00 PM)

    No one is free from the slavery of self. Thanks, H! (Report)Reply

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  • (7/23/2005 8:37:00 AM)

    Herbert, if I may disgree I see you are free and geefully I plea 'let it be...let it be! '

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 23, 2005

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