Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Shower - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

There was only a note
on the living room door,
and in lipgloss she wrote
'I can't take it no more.'

I had seen it all written
on the dimly-lit wall,
if I hadn't been smitten
in the 'Y''s shower stall

by Roberta's black beauty
and the curly, coarse hair,
though at first she was snooty
wondered how I could dare.

I'd forgotten my glasses
in the changing room locker,
and when players and lasses,
after hours of soccer

rushed to gain a quick place
I had seen only blurs,
where in neat lower case
it spelled 'his' and then 'hers'.

Being legally blind
I had grabbed the first door,
not expecting to find
naked beauty and more.

Since the door's automatic
it swung shut in a blink,
with my spirit ecstatic
I just flashed her a wink.

'I'm so sorry', I mumbled
'and my eyesight is poor,
or I wouldn't have bumbled
into THIS place, for sure.'

'If your eyes cannot see,
you must use your two hands,
it's the same thing with me.'
And as manner demands

I most quickly now stripped
grabbed the soap and began
while my beating heart skipped,
rubbing foam on her tan.

I will spare you details
but the bell rang to wake,
and a dream seldom fails,
is it real or fake?

So, not guilty, I think
though there still is that note.
It began with a wink
and 'Godd-bye''s what she wrote.

Comments about Shower by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (3/28/2006 7:11:00 AM)

    A very funny poem Herbert. :) Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (3/27/2006 1:19:00 PM)

    Very, very good Herbert, and it was nice to have some humour in it too, it made me smile. Thanks, I needed that. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (3/27/2006 12:01:00 PM)

    As we say here in the South, Legally blind, my hind foot! Feeling your way in place of eyesight, Uhhuh! ! and as the kids say nowadays, Yeah, Right. Ha, very funny poem. Scarlett (Report) Reply

  • (3/27/2006 9:58:00 AM)

    Mmmm, Herbert...what a fun poem.

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  • (3/27/2006 8:12:00 AM)

    Light and winking, this! 'Legally blind'... I bet! ! ! Thanks for the laugh. Esther : ] (Report) Reply

  • (3/27/2006 3:45:00 AM)

    Now that's what I call seriously happy dreaming! ! LOL. Thanks for the smile, Herbs. G. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 27, 2006

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