Wasan H. Ibrahim


Not Paved Yet - Poem by Wasan H. Ibrahim

Not Paved Yet
The taxi has walked up… the taxi has walked down
On this very earth not on the Moon
With every car quaking the man in the backseat utters bad words
'Riffraff, rogues, villains, morons'

'Why they haven't paved the roads yet
Our worthless and shaggy government
Just organized to build dictators
Just equipped to nourish haters'

'Just prepared to travel abroad,
To destroy ours and pave their road'
Startled…the taxi driver hushed him
Down, and gave him water
But every drop has spilled over…

Out of the car he takes off
He hardly walks by the separating walls and stays aloof
From the barbed wires here and there
Trying to diagnose being where…

'A maze so horrible to live in…'
While resuming his bad words with a severe frown
A check-point soldier looked him
Down, ordering him to apologize
Our man nods yes and looks
Down, saying sorry to his shoes.

Form: Bop


Comments about Not Paved Yet by Wasan H. Ibrahim

  • Bronze Star - 2,836 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (5/9/2015 10:20:00 AM)

    Wow a most interesting relatable poem when I travel by taxi same issues. But u wrote it in excellent ehyming. Well done Great to read u again. Kudos. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 137 Points Wasan Hashim ibrahim (5/9/2015 10:58:00 AM)

    Dear Kudos, thank you very much for your kind comments...It is my honour that you've read my poems, these very comments encourage me to keep on my penning...Please accept my regards and gratitude with a promise to read your poems as soon as I finish my exams, kindly pray for me...Yours sincerely.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 22, 2015



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