Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

10 Haikus And Some Wisdom


Hand in hand
hand in it
it in hand
it in it.
Tongue in cheek
tongue in it
it on tongue
it in it.
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Haiku

Walk along with me
thinking of your underwear
is it boxershorts?

It is alkaline
care needs to be taken though
that jeans are noble.

It is a wonder
that no one likes the mothers
and does God know this?

Once a world power
they had illusions only
they do mean nothing.

On Hitler's birthday
they chanted filthy slogans
the Pope a Nazi.

His name was Clinton
he placed his crooked member
where no one ought to.

A friend named Yeltsin
he likes his vodka bottle
and dances Polka.

I am a racist
I like to step and stomp on
the fly-by pedal.

A dog named Adolf
he was the undertaker
for many roaches.

A cat named Lucy
she was so pseudo-pregnant
we named her Mamma.

Submitted: Sunday, May 01, 2005
Edited: Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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  • Gold Star - 13,873 Points * Sunprincess * (4/29/2014 3:19:00 PM)

    .......loved reading each one....keep penning... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (4/29/2014 8:43:00 AM)

    Ten greats by Nehrlich! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 89 Points Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (6/14/2010 2:48:00 PM)

    ‘Hand in hand/hand in it/it in hand/it in it./Tongue in cheek/tongue in it/it on tongue/it in it’….

    Ingenious…word and concept juggling …like a Haiku Maestro
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
    10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 14 Points Gillena Cox (11/28/2009 9:33:00 AM)

    very interesting; your haiku lean to the area of senryu (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,611 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (2/17/2009 8:42:00 PM)

    I meant some of your other ones.Is your The Athiest and The Grizzley bear in your collection yet? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/5/2008 7:50:00 PM)

    German? Ehhhhh? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,611 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (11/5/2008 7:43:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this poem immensely.I can't read German.Could you please translate into English? Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie O Anna Niemus (7/10/2008 6:12:00 AM)

    Dear Herbert, I am an advocate of cockroach rights and of human rights
    Can you name 1 person that Hitler killed whom you consider a roach? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elysabeth Faslund (6/24/2007 6:59:00 AM)

    Wry, dry, touch of sly.
    Why do you test the reader?
    Wars are over. Some.

    These are good and well thought out. Better than coffee to wake up! xxElysabeth (Report) Reply

  • Rookie K K (3/6/2007 7:47:00 AM)

    Interesting read

    KK (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/24/2006 4:00:00 AM)

    The wisdom you could only dream of. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anong All (6/22/2005 1:16:00 AM)

    somewhat unusual, yet nevertheless, interesting, yes (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ivy Christou (5/1/2005 5:04:00 AM)

    your Hauikus are trully amazing, they don't offer some wisdom, they offer a lot! and some of them are really thought provoking! well done
    HBH (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (5/1/2005 3:29:00 AM)

    Sir Ali, it is an offence to not capitalise the word Hun.
    The big battle was in 451.
    Attila was a relative.
    Thank you for your support
    H (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (5/1/2005 2:39:00 AM)

    Thank you Pradeep. That beautiful and talented angel from Western Australia got me interested in Haiku. I do think it is childishly easy to create them.
    But, as with limericks, some people are having a hard time.
    H (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pradeep Dhavakumar (5/1/2005 1:21:00 AM)

    Your haikus, today as well as those submitted a week ago are very wittty.I never liked haikus that much but after reading yours, I am beginning to like them.Well done and keep writing Haikus inbetween.Thank for this, Herbert. (Report) Reply

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