Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

.....When I'M Sixty-Four? - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

I hope your hands
will always be for
me to hold.
And, if they are
a trifle sweaty,
would you mind
to overlook
this sign of
rampant joy?

I hope your eyes
will always be for
me to love.
And, if they shed
a few shy tears,
so would you mind
I kissed them all away?

I hope your ears
will always be for
my own words.
And if they're sparse
at times or casual
would you mind
me whispering
sweet nothings -
all day and night?

I hope your smile
will always be
just waiting
to shine on me
with love
and tenderness.
And would you mind
to save your smile
when I am sleeping
for morning glory?

I hope your lips
will always be
just waiting,
for kisses that
sing songs
of love for me.
And if I hurry
out the door
still chewing brekkie,
I hope you'll
want to:
look into my eyes,
talk into my ears,
hold my calloused hands
and kiss me
'til I melt.

Comments about .....When I'M Sixty-Four? by Herbert Nehrlich

  • Joseph Dela Sulh (losembe) (7/26/2015 10:41:00 PM)

    I hope your hand will always be there to write poetry (Report) Reply

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  • Kirby Wright (7/21/2015 5:56:00 AM)

    Somewhat corny and boring. The lack of solid images hurts this verse. It really does sound like sentiment you would find in a Hallmark card. (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (4/19/2015 5:35:00 AM)

    Lovely and very romantic. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Ruby Honeytip (10/29/2012 11:34:00 PM)

    Love is my favourite topic to write about. This one made my heart do a little dance. Sweet and lovely: ^) (Report) Reply

  • (12/1/2008 6:46:00 AM)

    ohhhhhhh! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! such a delightful and sweet love poem............. (Report) Reply

  • (10/15/2008 10:53:00 AM)

    It is a poem of love and passion. Food for thought indeed! (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2008 7:42:00 AM)

    True love will not see the person outside but whats in. A hope I think we all share. Once again very good composition. Clearly the reason it's in the top 500 (Report) Reply

  • (6/5/2008 6:12:00 AM)

    A very nice poem of love and contentment.

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  • K. V. Venkataramana (4/4/2008 2:35:00 AM)

    A wonderful tribute to your beloved. A beautiful poem, indeed! (Report) Reply

  • (12/18/2007 6:59:00 PM)

    Love transcends age.10 (Report) Reply

  • Janice M Pickett (7/16/2007 5:30:00 PM)

    Well you have not lost your stride dear friend. The one thing I missed most when I left here a couple of years ago wa you and your poems. I am back again. I removed the vote thingy so feel more protected now. My poems are up and although a few only, I will still enjoy being here to read your great work. This is as I remember. an outstanding piece filled with genuine love and warmth. Good to be back and great to read your beautiful poems again. HUGS (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (7/14/2007 12:45:00 AM)

    I love this poem Herbert from start to finish, a wonderful read indeed, Thankyou for sharing.--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

  • (7/9/2007 7:35:00 PM)

    'Will you still need me, will you still love me, when I'm 64' once sang The Beatles...This poem goes so far beyond the words in the line above..It is perhaps the most beautiful tribute to lasting love that I've ever read and I've read and attempted to write many love poems...This poem begs to be remembered. to be held close, to believe again, that, YES, there really is everlasting love, for some.
    I thank you for this unrateable as there is no number high enough to give it but I went for the ten, unlike some jealous idiot at some point in time...I've read many of your poems lately and you are what a POET is! ! ! ~~~~~marci.xo. :)
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  • Elysabeth Faslund (6/26/2007 5:47:00 PM)

    I'll carry this poem inside of me for a very long time, Herbert. What an extremely lucky woman! ! If all men who had their loves, would write to them like this, then divorce rates would have to fall! ! ! xxElysabeth (Report) Reply

  • (6/8/2007 4:38:00 AM)

    When I am sixty four I hope I don't confuse romantic perspective like you have with redundancy. (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2007 9:15:00 AM)

    nice read really liked

    m fanniesson
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  • (3/6/2007 7:32:00 AM)

    Very romantic....makes me think of my own husband in the as he leaves of a morning. Beautiful.

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  • (2/9/2007 8:31:00 PM)

    there is real beauty in those lines...to show that old age can be still be more beautiful with all those caressing moments.... (Report) Reply

  • (1/31/2007 11:29:00 AM)

    Self-indulgence works when it is this honest and evocative. Everything poetry should be.
    BTW- i wonder if that Bizari American womyn ever misses a chance to attack the president for something he never does and his detractors always/only do.

    This is definitely a classic, in the classical sense.
    Old guys rule!
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  • Melvina Germain (9/15/2006 12:46:00 AM)

    Excellent poem Herbert, very beautiful and heartfelt, I love it--Melvina I have no idea how this happened, I was reading Franks poems and all of a sudden yours came up. I guess I was suppose to read this one Herbert.-Thankyou-Melvina (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 21, 2004

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