Herbert Nehrlich

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On Stress - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

To those who give us stress, God bless!
It took me decades, I confess
to see a reason in each mess
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Comments about On Stress by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (1/13/2008 4:17:00 PM)

    I thank you all, I'm surely blessed
    though from the waiting somewhat stressed.
    I note that one will get undressed,
    surprising though that she confessed
    that stresses long to be caressed.

    Myself, I always think it best
    that we see stress an honoured guest.
    In school where stresses manifest
    and pupils struggle to digest
    a million pages for each test,
    where teachers, often self-possessed,
    flaunt curly hairs upon their chest
    where no one gives the wicked rest
    and human spirits are oppressed,
    the system reproduces zest
    but all in vain and second best.

    Errare (true) humanum est
    my refuge is a woman's breast.


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  • (1/13/2008 9:12:00 AM)

    Your poem surely shows finesse-
    And less you think that I digress,
    I'll tell you how I handle stress:
    I put on music, then undress,
    Impatient for my love's caress.


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  • (1/13/2008 7:21:00 AM)

    Ah, the silver lining. So true and succinct. (Yep - I couldn't function without it) . t x (Report)Reply

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  • (1/13/2008 7:04:00 AM)

    Fabulous read, Haines, Jr.! ! ! ! ! I work out nearly every day to keep the effects of life's stressors to a minimum, but yes, oh for the lessons. Miss you. (Report)Reply

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