Herbert Nehrlich 2

Rookie (04-10-1943 / Germany)

Why Are You Bothered - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich 2

Why Are You Bothered....?

My grandma always said to me
observe but let the people be,
if what they do is silly chaff
just have a yawn, perhaps a laugh
but hesitate not, dearest lad
if their shenanigans are bad,
and if you see a fellow's finger
point at another, like a stinger
then be assured the fellow's soul
has just been dragged across hot coal.
By which I mean, he lacks one feature
that is essential for each creature,
unhappiness makes petty hisses
it's caused by scarcity of kisses.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 15, 2010

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