Herbert Nehrlich
Soccer by Herbert Nehrlich

Soccer by Herbert Nehrlich

I always have liked soccer.Such a rough game.Such skills required.And popular. Hometown watching, on Sunday morning.When one day, I found that I needed to withdraw.It was the ...

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Yolanda by Herbert Nehrlich

Yolanda by Herbert Nehrlich

I stopped right at the scene of tragedy.She stood, head bowed, long neck, wings drooping, and motionless until she saw my face.Damn, it was obvious, he had been truly slaughtered, ...

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Answers by Herbert Nehrlich

Answers by Herbert Nehrlich

He crouched in front of all his books, ten thousand and a fewhe looked at his certificatesone hundred, none were new.Remembered all his special honoursbestowed by envious peersand ...

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27 Haiku Definitions by Herbert Nehrlich

27 Haiku Definitions by Herbert Nehrlich

DeathInevitable? Death most certainly is not.Until it happens.BirthComing out of theremust be the weirdest journeyof any unborn.IllnessShould illness strike you, remember that its ...

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……Of Gold? by Herbert Nehrlich

……Of Gold? by Herbert Nehrlich

I was not looking when you found meyou stopped just long enough to smile.I felt your presence all around meand hoped that you would stay awhile.You hurried on - you had your ...

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500 Words And One Hand by Herbert Nehrlich

500 Words And One Hand by Herbert Nehrlich

'Yes', she uttered.It was 1966, home turf, when standing, tipsyon the muddy banks of our river, by name of Schwalm, when she, with suddenand so unexpected, but very welcome, and ...

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10 Haikus And Some Wisdom by Herbert Nehrlich

10 Haikus And Some Wisdom by Herbert Nehrlich

Hand in handhand in itit in handit in it.Tongue in cheektongue in itit on tongueit in it. ***********HaikuWalk along with methinking of your underwearis it boxershorts? It is ...

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Death by Herbert Nehrlich

Death by Herbert Nehrlich

She smiled the smilethat only flowers knowwhile dew drops felland petals openedto frosty winds of early Spring.She knew of timeits mangled endyet gave her heartheart of a rosewith ...

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Poets That Drivel And Snivel by Herbert Nehrlich

Poets That Drivel And Snivel by Herbert Nehrlich

Inferior minds do tend to clutterthese pages with their endless drivel, why is it that they're glad to mutter their thoughts from convoluted swivel of little substance to the ...

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……..Ism by Herbert Nehrlich

……..Ism by Herbert Nehrlich

He pulled the triggeron that noisy morningin the Bunker of Berlin.The pages of Mein Kampf, just briefly soakedwere used to startthe fire that would markthe end of an epochthat ...

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Twist In The Black Forest by Herbert Nehrlich

Twist In The Black Forest by Herbert Nehrlich

It's the peppermint twistand those were the daysit was dark when we kissedin the Black Forest Haze.Could you ever forgethow your dad greeted usas he sat on the stairs, I went home ...

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The Art Of Writing Limericks by Herbert Nehrlich

The Art Of Writing Limericks by Herbert Nehrlich

A limerick can be rather funnywhen the syllables are on the money. But when none of it fitsit can give you the shitsWould you stop writing limericks, sonny?

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…Not Far From The Tree by Herbert Nehrlich

…Not Far From The Tree by Herbert Nehrlich

An apple bored to just be hanginghad tried, through frequent heavy bangingto cut himself loose from the tree, he wanted also to be free, as some of his esteemed round friendshad ...

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A Bomb by Herbert Nehrlich

A Bomb by Herbert Nehrlich

Dawn in the valley.A chilling fear now rises like an emotional, ominous cloud.It soon disperses in the mist, a lonely crow still flaps its wingsin stark defiance of the oddand ...

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Hiders Under The Pillow by Herbert Nehrlich

Hiders Under The Pillow by Herbert Nehrlich

I know people, not many, who do seem to for reasonsknown to them, dear to them, like to hide.They haveunlisted numbers with the phone company, they wear scarves, sunglasses, they ...

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….For Being Late by Herbert Nehrlich

….For Being Late by Herbert Nehrlich

'Twas late in the dayon that Christmas Eveand the elves lost their way, Santa rolled up his sleeve, quick took out out his road mapand peered through his glassesthen he waved with ...

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A Woman’s Scorn by Herbert Nehrlich

A Woman’s Scorn by Herbert Nehrlich

A wise man said a woman's scornis given to her when she's born.She carries it, though under cover, a secret weapon for a loverwho dares defy her even once, it's no excuse to be a ...

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A Little Bit Of Darkness by Herbert Nehrlich

A Little Bit Of Darkness by Herbert Nehrlich

It had gone dark in my world.An invisible sadness, one of substancedrifted in, from a horizon so farand so unknown to me, yet it sought me, only metouching my skin with those ...

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…And Carry A Big Stick by Herbert Nehrlich

…And Carry A Big Stick by Herbert Nehrlich

Walk softly, boy and always carrya stick to chase your foes awaygo get the girl you want to marryand build that house on Horseshoe Bay.It is not money or connectionsthat would ...

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A Minute by Herbert Nehrlich

A Minute by Herbert Nehrlich

'Just wait a minute, ' that is what I hear, I'm an impatient one who doesn't have much time, yet it has been my lot to be quite far, not near, from action needed prior to the ...

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A Bumblebee Turns Gay by Herbert Nehrlich

A Bumblebee Turns Gay by Herbert Nehrlich

There was a little bumblebeehe went down on his bumble kneeand told the queen that he was gaythis message caused her much dismaynew friend remarked 'you humble me'.The queen said, ...

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A Hole In The Ground by Herbert Nehrlich

A Hole In The Ground by Herbert Nehrlich

The centre of the forest waswell covered with thick brush.And all the trees were full of moss, the canopy looked lush.When from the left and from the righttwo figures could be ...

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A Devil Called Hurricane by Herbert Nehrlich

A Devil Called Hurricane by Herbert Nehrlich

So many facesthis turbulent devilpossesses, seemingly, without logic, or justiceor fair-play...it strikes.And maims, even killswith abandonand deadly skilland its ...

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A Faceless God by Herbert Nehrlich

A Faceless God by Herbert Nehrlich

And there appearedwithout a warninga break within the cloudsthat had remained, so heavy and so lowall week, as all HIS peoplewent on about the businessof burying thosewho had ...

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A Dilemma by Herbert Nehrlich

A Dilemma by Herbert Nehrlich

It is so sad when claritygives way to frank befuddlement.It is the brain that cries for help.In dire need of nutrientsthat are not presentin daily meals of classeslower thanall ...

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A Friend Is….. by Herbert Nehrlich

A Friend Is….. by Herbert Nehrlich

A friend is one who is like me, or is it one who likes me much, and maybe someone you can touch? Perhaps a buddy who would bein all dark alleys in your needwho'd fish you out of ...

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A Future (Haiku) by Herbert Nehrlich

A Future (Haiku) by Herbert Nehrlich

Yes, the war for oilmany tempers on the boilstay on homeland soil.And soon it happensthat axis evil countriesblow up their neighbours.It is ordained thenthat terror bombs will ...

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A Killer Wants Justice by Herbert Nehrlich

A Killer Wants Justice by Herbert Nehrlich

My aunt was old and very weakbut rich up to her ears.She had much gold and silver, tooand therefore many fears. One night I snuck up in her house, I'd made a special key.I was as ...

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21 Haikus by Herbert Nehrlich

21 Haikus by Herbert Nehrlich

He stayed inside heruntil the borders openedbeloved Poland.She shaved the hair offbut hubby was a drunkardhair of the dog, then.The snow of dandruffhad settled on his shouldershe ...

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Warfare by Herbert Nehrlich

Warfare by Herbert Nehrlich

Language, religion, poverty, greedare the causes of many an inhuman deed.

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Patient-Assisted Suicide by Herbert Nehrlich

Patient-Assisted Suicide by Herbert Nehrlich

As one who often cares for people who suffer from some terminal diseases such as leukaemia or myeloma, who gets involved in hushed discussions with patients and relatives ...

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Hi You Nice People! by Herbert Nehrlich

Hi You Nice People! by Herbert Nehrlich

All of my poems have been marked down by multiples of 'one '.If everyone here wants to stay in an environment like this so be it.Are you guys real or just strange imitations? H

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The Story Of My Grandma by Herbert Nehrlich

The Story Of My Grandma by Herbert Nehrlich

It was a comfortable chair, her son taped the arms for her.Sitting by the window and watching real life unfoldin the magnifying mirrors attached to the half ofthe half timber, ...

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A Bad Poem (Competition) by Herbert Nehrlich

A Bad Poem (Competition) by Herbert Nehrlich

And when time after time they grow lemon and lime, which makes thinking sublime and leads poets to rhyme like a Klingenthal chime in its second year prime. Playing tunes to the ...

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The King Brown Snake by Herbert Nehrlich

The King Brown Snake by Herbert Nehrlich

'Twas just a dog, I tell myself.An animal like any other-one gets a new one off the shelf, forgets the old one and her mother.The wound is deep, the pain severe.The knife went ...

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An Old Fart by Herbert Nehrlich

An Old Fart by Herbert Nehrlich

Driving my fancy automobile, down a Nevada country road, asking myself 'how do you feel'running over a sleepy toad.Shadows coming, soon it's dark, I'm just an old fart from the ...

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America, The Good Neighbour by Herbert Nehrlich

America, The Good Neighbour by Herbert Nehrlich

It is time that I speak up for what they call Americafor a people not appreciated much, they are generous to all and help the needy near and farmillions gladly felt the good old ...

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Adieu by Herbert Nehrlich

Adieu by Herbert Nehrlich

On deck I stand and have my armspropped on the railing of the boat.And there I'm fascinated and I stare.My eyes are fixed upon the waves, those beauties that are never tired.I ...

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She Is No Poet – But  A Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

She Is No Poet – But A Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

I thought that I would never finda better poet with a mindthat works in strange but fertile fieldsand throws at us the stuff it yieldsbut then you came into my lifeyou stuck ...

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The Smell Came Back by Herbert Nehrlich

The Smell Came Back by Herbert Nehrlich

Once upon a timethere was a meeting ofall the animalsin the forest.They met, happily, under the giant oaksfor shade andprotectionand comfortand, above all, becauseit seemed to ...

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The Ambulance Down In The Valley by Herbert Nehrlich

The Ambulance Down In The Valley by Herbert Nehrlich

A Fence or an Ambulance by Joseph Malins (1895) -a poem about prevention - 'Twas a dangerous cliff, as they freely confessed, though to walk near its crest was so pleasant; but ...

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A Twinkling, Obnoxious Little Silver Star by Herbert Nehrlich

A Twinkling, Obnoxious Little Silver Star by Herbert Nehrlich

She'd sent me stars, two handfuls in that myst'ry package.And when I opened to unpack they came like swarmsof silver insects, bright and ready to invade.A silver touch, I ...

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1961,  And Later  (Haiku) by Herbert Nehrlich

1961, And Later (Haiku) by Herbert Nehrlich

Cherryblossomfreshthis word describes your bosom.My eyes were grateful.Acorns suspendedforty years of gravity, I'm presbyopic.

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An End by Herbert Nehrlich

An End by Herbert Nehrlich

On water's edge she sat and cried, so gently, no one saw.And some time later came the tidewith strength and willful awe.She had not moved, nor blinked or budgedas this was her new ...

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A Bird Named Johann Wolfgang Von G. by Herbert Nehrlich

A Bird Named Johann Wolfgang Von G. by Herbert Nehrlich

The Farmer's Market, by the trackswas where you'd buy from hornet's wax to octopus and chestnut pieall things that would be, to a guyquite non-essential but a must.It was ...

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Excuses by Herbert Nehrlich

Excuses by Herbert Nehrlich

I caught your eye that day, it made a hostageout of my voyage of discovery, which I had, long ago, embarked upon.A wind of change was born that day, of honeysweet persuasion, ...

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Mississippi Limerick by Herbert Nehrlich

Mississippi Limerick by Herbert Nehrlich

On the raft down the Mississippiwere the wife and her husband Hippie.When they brought back the melonsfrom the striped, shackled felonsthey soon sank and the water was nippy.But ...

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Saturday Mornings by Herbert Nehrlich

Saturday Mornings by Herbert Nehrlich

She liked her Saturdays, of course, as it was family day and she woulddust off her high class shoes, the ones that should have goneinside the coffin of her mother.She'd stand ...

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Humility by Herbert Nehrlich

Humility by Herbert Nehrlich

Oh God, it is hard to be humble, I am Aryan and have all it takesand if most of your subjects just stumblethat would make them abominous fakes.Yes, you put that small flap on it ...

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A New World by Herbert Nehrlich

A New World by Herbert Nehrlich

Is there a man who never atehis daily bread with tears, is there a man whose destined fateled to the land of fears? Is there a man who never lovedanother human being, is there a ...

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