Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

The Vicar's Laxative - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

There once was a Vicar named Groon
he was raised with a true silver spoon.
And at bedtime he'd take
for his haemorrhoids' sake
a large dish of a stew made from prune.

When the sun said 'good night' to the moon
and arranged itself like a balloon
he would run to the loo
without further ado
and discharged juice of prune very soon.

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  • (1/9/2006 6:24:00 AM)

    I noticed that Germans have a thing about all things to to with discharge. I'm not suggesting a nation of copraphiliacs, I just vauguely recall some humour (and the Germans do have a sense of humour - Benny Hill aside) on the subject when I lived there for a while.

    Still this is very crude and funny. For me it is doubly so, as I find the use of the term Vicar to be a slight dig at the traditional English humour that relies on suggestion of something rather than blatentcy.

    But that's me I guess!
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  • (1/9/2006 6:06:00 AM)

    Yes I do try to eat low-carb (staff of life)
    Also we are chronically short of staff.
    But, since I am the acting staff officer (Stabsoffizier) , they can all get staffed (stuffed?)
    Do you like Staffie dogs
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 9, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, January 9, 2006

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