Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

The Computer Doctor - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

Her hands were deft,
well manicured and slender
the keyboard left
one click 'return to sender'.

It was a fragile chair,
but she was thin
the fragrance of her hair-
'Recycle Bin'.

And while she raced
through scores of tricks
mistakes erased
and two more ticks.

The seat gave out
with my support
let out a shout
a frightened sort.

It was sheer luck
there at my house
it ran amuck,
my little mouse.


Comments about The Computer Doctor by Herbert Nehrlich

  • Ernestine Northover (10/6/2005 12:56:00 PM)

    Hi Herbert, I liked this one a lot. I wrote one about 'tackling my computer' when I first got one, it's in among my poems if it's worth a read. Not quite as high class as yours of course. Sincerely Ernestine. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/6/2005 7:46:00 AM)

    That's an ambitious rhyme scheme, Herbert...two rhymes per short-lined stanza.
    The rhymes are good.
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  • (10/6/2005 7:20:00 AM)

    Actually, my dear and sweet Computerdoctor, I was just dreaming.
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  • (10/6/2005 7:12:00 AM)

    Cute Herbert.....anyone I know? :) (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 6, 2005



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