Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Throwing In The Towel - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

It's pleasing just to hear your voice,
because it is more than a noise.
Most humans are so ignorant
they run away at one small hint
of truth that is not quite pc
their minds are never really free.

So, when you say that you are scared
it means you worry how they fared
those many millions so abused,
it shocked you, yes left you confused.

Factoids not facts are news today
those falsehoods that may sound okay
they're told until you've memorised
the message that they have devised.

Just know that they don't ever care
they have a soul like Bush and Blair.
You, stupid human can be screwed
when Mister Greed is in the mood.

Take fluoride and it dulls your mind
you may stay beautiful and kind
but likely will consign the thinking
to those who'd never be seen drinking
the evil toxin halogen,
but will you throw the towel in?

Comments about Throwing In The Towel by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (10/28/2005 7:54:00 PM)

    We (Todd and I) were just talking about this very topic. Of course, due to you....it really is a strange feeling to now 'know' so much yet have so little power to change things. Very well written Herbert. Sincerely, mary (Report) Reply

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  • (10/26/2005 8:10:00 PM)

    Yes we do love Lawrence the way he is, but no kisses from me.
    Ernestine, you can judge the quality of bottled water by the amount of Magnesium. If you can get Gerolsteiner....it is the best. Vichy has killed children and also caused skeletal fluorosis, be careful, it may contain lots of fluoride.
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  • Ernestine Northover (10/26/2005 9:13:00 AM)

    I'm all for bottled water now Herbert, even if my teeth start falling out! ! ! ! ! Good bit of truth there. Sincerely Ernestine (Report) Reply

  • Cj Heck (10/26/2005 8:58:00 AM)

    Excellent take on society today - we are ignorant, aren't we.
    Well done!
    Warmest regards,
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  • (10/26/2005 8:10:00 AM)

    I like this one....brings a light on how stupid humans can be. And Lawrence we love you just the way you are! ! (Report) Reply

  • (10/26/2005 7:41:00 AM)

    Wonderful! Herbert, I thought you were going to leave all the controversial material to me? Your recent social commentaries are delightful! Now I have to start writing limericks! It's just not fair at all! You are just too versatile AND quite observant to the affects of 'silent' poisoning. You force me to consider playing nice from now on AND that's not my style. LOL...L (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 26, 2005

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