Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Hugs Of Sweetness - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

The little boy
that I revert to,
on all my birthdays
looked out
in vain
for one small sign
from her who would
not ever
let me go.
The boy had learned,
of course
from life
and souls alike
that talk is not
just cheap
but can be used
as ready currency
to catch a fly.
Or on occasion
a little boy.
All boys,
when young
are wholly owned
romantics,
who need
not only milk
but, often,
a dose of
sweet Manuka Honey.
I praise the Gods
who in their wise
and fair-play grace
created many
bees,
and gave them
faculties
to make
those hugs
of sweetness
last.


Comments about Hugs Of Sweetness by Herbert Nehrlich

  • Ernestine Northover (10/5/2005 12:07:00 PM)


    What a honey of a poem! Delightful! Sincerely Ernestine (Report) Reply

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  • (10/5/2005 10:36:00 AM)


    This is more than sweet and cute, Herbert. This examines and admits to the boy living inside you and looking out at the world. I hope that little boy had a wonderful birthday...and that you did, too.

    Raynette
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  • (10/5/2005 7:42:00 AM)


    Very sweet Herbert. Sincerely, mary (Report) Reply

  • (10/5/2005 7:11:00 AM)


    Nice and sweet.....cute poem :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 5, 2005



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