Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

With Child - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

By the time she reads this
I'll be in Alabama.
I ate the ham and pasta stew
and cleaned the fridge
of all those tings desirable.

But it was hot and I am poor.
You are my cousin, (never met) ,
and ought to understand,
and scold me not, you know
I have to feed not one but two.

By the time you read this
I'll be in Alabama.
The fellow was so nice
and took my bag up to the bus.
I am in love again, dear cousin
are you happy? Because I think
we both could be the flowers
of magic deserts rolling spinifex forever.


Comments about With Child by Herbert Nehrlich

  • Ernestine Northover (12/30/2005 10:32:00 AM)


    Now this one I like Herbert, very well thought out and put together. Lovely write. Sort of sentimental, casual but with a unknown destination to it. Thanks. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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  • (12/30/2005 7:25:00 AM)


    This is wonderful..........I don't have the ability to get into other ''characters'' like you do. I think that's a great skill. Great poem! sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2005



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