Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Reindeer - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

At the shopping centre.
I saw Santa.
Jolly old man he wasn't.
Body Mass Index about 50.
Dressed for the North Pole
for the Tropics in summer.
A pretty little thing
of about 4 was carrying
reindeer food.
I told her that,
in these island communities
of ours, Santa travelled
by whale. Humpback, no less.
She wanted to know,
with anxious voice,
'Do whales eat this stuff? '
Of course, I said,
seeing that the faux-pas
was staring me in the face.

Comments about Reindeer by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (12/18/2004 4:20:00 AM)

    Herbert dont delet this poem, any with santa a child is a good poem
    it tells us about xmas, what ever you think about the poem does not matter
    it comes across as a poem, it has flow you have presented it well
    some one will get something out of it

    Warm regards allan
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  • (12/18/2004 1:20:00 AM)

    Rustic in an island sort of way. Good verse, timely. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 17, 2004

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 18, 2004

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