Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Honeymoon Sonnet - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

In silken sheets of her Italian bed
we consummated after we were wed
the union that each soul is lusting for
woke in the morn to a most fright'ning roar
it was the lion who had left his cage,
again he roamed the streets in fiery rage.
This had to stop, we could expend no lives
of servant husbands and their faithful wives.
The cages at the zoo had been unlocked
all beasts escaped, this moment someone knocked
upon my door, it was the Maitre D.
who whispered 'you must follow to be free'.
A sudden flash of movement caught my eye
gigantic paws swiped at the man, went by
stood in the room in front of her and me
my newlywed cried 'I must go and pee.'
There was no way that we could here survive
oh what a turn, we want to stay alive!
I mumbled loudly, folded hands to pray
while the new spouse yelled 'please just go away.'
And at the sound of irate woman's scorn
that moment at the honeymoon's own morn
the lion shook his mane and arched his back
it soon appeared that he might not attack.
He slammed the door so splinters flew around
went in the lift and pressed the button 'Ground'.

And us? We hopped right into the big bed
to celebrate the fact we were not dead.
And you? In case you think I'd tell a fib
it is the same truth as in Adam's rib.
My friend, about these things one makes no jokes,
and I would never kid you decent folks.


Comments about Honeymoon Sonnet by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (7/26/2005 10:54:00 AM)

    Herbert, please stop with the childish couplets. They really are irritating. Linda may think this is lighthearted but its more lightheaded than anything. P-Snob (Report)Reply

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  • (7/25/2005 5:09:00 PM)

    good one Herbert. Truthfully, what were you smoking at the time? Lots of fun. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/25/2005 1:57:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this, Herbert - very light hearted and well done. You really should publish these epics. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/24/2005 10:39:00 PM)

    LOL...Herbert. This Lion seems to have enjoyed this 'honeymoon' as well. WITH the mom...you have quite an imagination. LSP (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 24, 2005



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