Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Mister Makatoni - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

The name's Makatoni and How Do You Do?
I'm a big wig at Sony. the chief chimp in the zoo.
Do you purchase your blouses in the city of Rome?
We do pamper our spouses but we keep them at home.

Call me Mak, I am yellow, and I live in Japan,
you're a feminine fellow out of Saskatchewan?
I shall sell you those shiny and high-tech machines
though my profits are tiny, buying rice but no beans.

Saskatoon breeds them happy but they don't learn in school
that a clever old chappy would deceive any fool.
Much too late did she know and it burst her balloon
so she said let me go, I thee love, Saskatoon.

Mr. Mak took her money, and he did it with glee.
Be she said show them, sonny, what you wish them to see.
You may sit in pyjamas while devouring fresh whale
still ignoring the dramas of the upcoming sale.

But the lady you took could not fathom to see
such a double-faced crook, with a wish not to be.


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  • (4/17/2008 11:48:00 PM)


    Bravo! Your sense of rhythm and of humor are always impeccable! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 17, 2008



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