Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Noah's Arc Number Two - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

The devil wears a single sock
the other foot is nude
he lives beneath a mossy rock
and thinks he is a dude.

I know you folks still do believe
that devils live in Hell
but no, from moss all devils weave
a web that they can sell.

They fool the masses with their tricks
and promise them great riches
their harvest is a happy mix
of clerics and bald witches.

So do not look toward the sky
for Heaven or for Hell
just mind those rocks as you walk by
step carefully, stay well.

Some day a giant flood will come
all devils under rocks
will stick like purple bubblegum
attached to single socks.

And Noah's Arc, now number two
will cruise a placid sea
all devils have been drowned for you
which leaves just you and me.

Comments about Noah's Arc Number Two by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (1/16/2006 9:33:00 PM)

    true herbert true two people left, even money old nick lurks in one of them
    that is why i carry a club to football matches you never know

    Warm regards allan
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  • (1/16/2006 5:00:00 PM)

    Now I get it! The troll under the bridge the three billygoats gruff tromped over were really the devil...and the billygoat gruff got rid of him. Then Noah came along and the rest is history. This is so complicated it just has to be true.

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  • (1/16/2006 4:59:00 PM)

    a rare talent
    manifested here!
    humor and intelligence
    the funny lines
    one after the other
    spiced up with tidbits
    of the surreal
    keeping the mind
    off center
    for the next line
    to bubble up
    a smile in the reader
    a grand poem
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  • (1/16/2006 4:54:00 PM)

    I love it! i actually found it funny...
    like the rythm too.
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  • (1/16/2006 4:47:00 PM)

    that was a hopeful tale...i think. are all bald guys witches? (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (1/16/2006 4:47:00 PM)

    I think there's a bit of 'Edward Lear' here Herbert. It definitely has the feel and his type of way out unusual story telling. I loved the idea of the socks. Lovely flow, lovely words, knitted together nicely. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 16, 2006

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