Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

New Year's Shopping On An Island - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

The local market, New Year's Eve
employees' eyes on early leave,
a customer with Trojan smile
stood in the corner for a while.
At last he said 'you buy white bread
soon in the New Year you'll be dead.'

He had a point, of course, at that
white bread will make your liver fat
and is devoid of real food
what man does need is rather crude,
and unrefined and without tamper.

I like the great Australian Damper.
I told him, as I turned to go
'I am aware and really know,
but mother said to bring home bread
it's all, they had, and looks quite dead.'

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  • (12/31/2005 5:48:00 AM)

    I love how you really let us feel like we're there with you. Great poem. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2005

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