Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

How Do I Look? - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

She said something exquisite here today:

'It's like you're standing -warts and all- no mercy, naked.
Exposed to hungry eyes of your new handsome lover.
You know your image, yet you want to quickly take it
with trusted assets, dear to you, back under cover.
It makes the world of difference if one day you learn
that love and lust may yet be amply represented
in eyes that gaze with palpable concern.
A lovely sight you are he says because he meant it. '

The words confirm for you that he is here to stay.

Comments about How Do I Look? by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (12/22/2004 3:09:00 AM)

    Sandra, I respectfully disagree.
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  • (12/22/2004 2:25:00 AM)

    More prose than poetry. But I did feel it. (Report) Reply

  • (12/22/2004 1:58:00 AM)

    Actually, I am not too old to know better, but the inspiration to 'how do I look' came from a comment sent to me by a wonderful and very talented poet named Jayne.
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  • (12/21/2004 10:10:00 PM)

    Interesting and simple. This piece makes me wonder if you are just reminiscing or if you are younger than you say you are.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 21, 2004

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