Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Audience At The Immam - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

'Immam, you say to me
I need to kill the infidels
to gain my place in heaven.
But are you serious
that our God will expect
and honour this directive.
If He wants to eliminate
those who deny his role,
his rightful place as king
all he would do is send
a bolt of lightning down.
He would not need us
for this task, and I, myself
do find this so distasteful.
There is no joy in bloodying
and thus render unclean
my hands, which were intended
for prayer and the worship of
eternal peace and love for Him.'

'Oh, yes, my pupil you are right,
it is for reasons very similar
that God is delegating tasks,
those which require action
and carry with them a slight whiff
of universal accountability.
God's hands are clean and holy,
so let us work toward the future,
to keep them well above suspicion.'

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Audience At The Immam by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (9/22/2005 10:33:00 AM)

    Nicely written poem...I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 23, 2005

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]