Treasure Island

Herbert Nehrlich

(04 October 1943 / Germany)

Objects


Weighty words of trusted bible notwithstanding,
the objects in some eyes cannot be seen
by bold observers peeking, beyond closed lids
nor from the inside of those bible-bashing friends.
Yet they are present and fulfil a noble purpose,
fully respected by a man's seedy companions,
it makes a mockery of all the earnest words,
as fear of God can punish not all moneychangers,
and pleasant words will never soothe our wounds.
And only the reflection has diminished.

Submitted: Monday, January 24, 2005
Edited: Monday, January 24, 2005

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  • Theodora Onken (1/26/2005 1:39:00 AM)

    Got it first off...and there are a lot of hippcrits amongst us in this double sided world. Awesome poem, from an awesome man!
    Warmly, Theodora Onken (Report) Reply

  • Rich Hanson (1/24/2005 9:06:00 PM)

    Perhaps my perspective just isn't right, but I'm really not sure where you're going with this o e. (Report) Reply

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