Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

More Limericks - Thomas Muentzer - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

There once was a land of great folks
who forever were telling good jokes.
When for breakfast they had
scrambled eggs (it's no fad) ,
they got whites, someone else got the yolks.

So they got all the people together
and they stood there in inclement weather.
Then they swore they would fight
and they wanted their right
to be free and without any tether.

But the tyrants came out of their hiding
they were up on high horses and riding,
they looked down from their nose
and said, do not oppose
all the folks must be law abiding.

They had swords and a cannon as well,
they wore lead and hard steel as a shell,
but the people prevailed
and the Royal bluff failed
and the King and his troupes went to hell.

There was dancing in all of the streets,
but some fellows, dressed up in a sheet,
came with torches to burn
those who hated to learn
thus the kingdom resisted defeat.

Said the leader, the power is here,
we have shed and discarded all fear,
once the masses do rise
you will have a surprise
and be quickly tossed out on your ear.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 28, 2008

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