Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Hello, Travesty... - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

Those who can they say
do, but those who can't my friend
they sit back and teach.

And they think they should
look at poems and critique
this would need talent.

I know a famous
and also infamous one
who took his own life.

His book did sell well
and it was not self-published
publishers vary.

I think that poems
ought to be well considered
on their own merit.

So stay away now
you are not ever welcome
you have no talent.

Comments about Hello, Travesty... by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (6/10/2005 10:34:00 PM)

    I am sorry John, but you are mistaken. Human nature requires that one takes criticism on board. Those who are not bothered by it or worried by it are only pretending.
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  • john tiong chunghoo (6/10/2005 10:16:00 AM)

    those who know they can are not worried about any criticism. (Report) Reply

  • (6/10/2005 10:10:00 AM)

    Well said..thank you! Those who don't should never critisize those who can and do. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 10, 2005

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