Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Listen, Boy

Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

Those who smoke weeds
inhale from seeds
and get their fix
plus pave the way
to their dismay
(unless they cease) .....
for new disease.

And some will try Marihuana
I'd rather munch on a banana.
Though do not take
for Bacchus' sake
away from me
blackberry tea
as well as wine
fatback in brine
Vodka from spuds
and Dove soapsuds.

Take care, you human
ignore the lumen
in ateries
and, listen, please
there is a meaning
in all the screening,
an invitation
to operation
or many pills
for phony ills.

Far be it though
and I should know
that my advice
may not entice
to take good care
so that you dare
be one of those
who'll smell a rose
and share your trees
with honeybees.

And do not trust
unless you must
just find a mutt
outside your hut,
a scrawny cat
an ugly bat.
It seems that man
will, if he can
cheat his own daughter
with holy water.
And Hemlock's Law
is all she saw.

Comments about Listen, Boy by Herbert Nehrlich

  • Gina Onyemaechi (5/18/2006 5:48:00 AM)

    Comic touches but with deepseated seriousness (yes?) .
    Thanks for the advice, doctor.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 18, 2006