Noah Built the Ark (4 of 8)
The sweat like drops of blood upon his brow.
“He is working so hard to build that boat,
He’s gonna give himself a heart attack!”
His wife would say. Year after passing year
Noah worked on the Ark, rain, shine, hot, cold,
through periods of ridicule, self doubt –
building, preaching. Legend says he gathered
two of every living creature before
he sealed the hatch. Then the raining began.
Forty days. The rising waters lifted
the Ark off its blocks – sent it underway.
For one year they sailed. Sea without a shore.
Then God gave Noah a sign – a Rainbow.
It won’t be water, but fire – next time.