Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Weapons Of Mass Destruction - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

'I must say that today
the biological enemies
are microscopic and

However, since we are
talking about
'weapons of mass destruction'
we ought to give credit
where credit is due.
Our real enemies are
the powers that aim to
make us dependent,
the merchants who try to
sell health care as a
pro-active entity rather than a
'reactive' one.

They offer free examinations
and they manipulate
long- established laboratory values,
all in the name of more profit.
They go hunting for potential
new patients and persuade them
that they need treatment or
'preventive' measures.

They deliver 'health care' to
the eager, brainwashed consumer
like the milkman delivers milk.
But they are often empty-handed.

They do not owe you anything
but they promise much.
Weapons of mass destruction
are hard to find in Iraq,
in Modern Medicine they are
abundant (if cosmetically enhanced) .

Comments about Weapons Of Mass Destruction by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (8/22/2005 8:28:00 AM)

    I've long felt this about the medical establishments here in the U.S. It is chilling to link the whole medical care phenomena with WMD. Where do we go next? Good poem.

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  • (8/22/2005 7:58:00 AM)

    So should I call the two of you my M&M's?
    Thanks for the kind words.
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  • (8/22/2005 7:09:00 AM)

    Nice one Herbert. Seems you and Mahnaz are certainly on the same wave-length lately. :) Great work. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • (8/22/2005 6:55:00 AM)

    So true and very sad that people who are so suppose to hold our trust can do such. Very good write! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 22, 2005

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