Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

The Best For You, Tara - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

Have you, my friends of now and of the distant past
encountered better than the ordinary fare?
Or do you join me now in being quite aghast
about the travesty of humans, do you dare?

Have you, my friends of now and of the distant past
met one whose scent through scentless cyberwaves has come
to me as waves of blossoms, pheromones, at last
and kept me up when all the people did succumb

to silly notions of a nutty doctor's mind
while seeing clearly that they hold each other's hand
and while he gawks at her immoderate behind
he knows that all of him will always understand.

There is, in life, at times a strange and lovely spark
instead of sacrificing life on its debut
it waits for kisses in the safety of the dark
here's happy Birthday, Tara, hugs and all for you!


Comments about The Best For You, Tara by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (6/3/2007 8:15:00 AM)

    Sweetheart, I thought my birthday couldn't get any better. It just did! ! ! (OK I am extending it over the weekend) . Thank you wonderful H. t xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Report) Reply

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  • (6/3/2007 8:10:00 AM)

    A delightful piece for a delightful lady. She'll melt when she sees it!
    Ez
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  • (6/1/2007 6:17:00 PM)

    Way to go Herbert, great write, great read and best of all, a tribute to dear, sweet, loving TARA...thanks for this tribute for her on her day...~~~~marci.m. :) (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2007 4:54:00 PM)

    Tara so many poems for her today... all of PH must know it is her birthday. Nice one Herbert. Zen (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2007 3:36:00 PM)

    A a humorous but tender tribute from one sweet soul to another. Cheers to both you and Tara, H.

    Every poetry site should have a Herbsy.

    Love,
    G.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 5, 2011


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