A waterfall is where much water
falls, by the laws of gravity.
But in itself it is a daughter
to a deluge, that's when they free
the overwhelming, naked forces,
namely when all the angels pee.
Light showers have much other sources
as they are made from countless tears,
shed by the ones who are quite dead
who live on clouds and show their fears
about the world and how, instead
of being good and true and kind,
worshipping him, their only God,
they lie and steal, stab from behind,
something that even Gods find odd.

Wherever in the world you search,
from Amazon right to the Gobi,
in the bordello or the church,
to Hashishsmokers in Nairobi,
you'll find all waterfalls in regions
where people live and do their sinning
and where exists no fond allegiance
with higher beings, but the grinning
dark fellow from the underground.

But, in the desert and the mountains
you will not find them just because
those isolated spots have fountains
of wisdom and they live by laws,
divinely given by Creation.

Thus it is clear that waterfalls
are tools to wreak annihilation
on those who do ignore His calls.
So watch, wherever you may roam,
the beauty of a waterfall
has hidden meaning in the foam,
and punishment will be for all.

by Herbert Nehrlich

Comments (10)

Wonderful write...heart-touching lines..
yyeeaahh, great poem? i think it's gone to far.
My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
My soul has grown deep like the rivers. A well chosen image of comparison. Great poem! Sylva-Onyema Uba
we all lived by a river, the river of life
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