#NaPoWriMo2016 – Day 15

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.


Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian, archivist-in-training, retired foreign service officer and Navy veteran.

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