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 he was uttering bad words
'Riffraff, rogues, villains, morons'

'Why they did not pave 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 took off
He hardly walked by the separating walls and stayed 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 nodded yes and looked
Down … Saying sorry to his shoes.

Submitted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Topic of this poem: government


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