Haruna Garba

Gold Star - 8,316 Points (February 12,1958 / Dagauda, Bauchi State, Nigeria)

Pipe Dream - Poem by Haruna Garba

Dissatisfied with his pintsize
the lizard craves for rat-size,
but no clime is more prone to poisoning
than a republic of mice.

Belittling his rat-size,
the rat wishes he were a mouse
but the mouse's thicker tail
gives it away halfway down its home

Underrating his mouse-size,
the mouse envies the dog his size
but the dog does all the hunt
to be rewarded alone by the bones.

Underestimating his dog-size,
the dog yearns for hyena-size
but the little flies infesting her ass
makes the hyena a waiver of the tail

Unbearable of her hyena-size,
the hyena dreams of lion-size
but the lion himself has to run like crazy
ere he lands his gory prey

Sulky about his lion-size,
the lion wants some elephant-turning spell
but the elephant has a turning weakness
about which the rabbits make merriment

Topic(s) of this poem: sadness

Form: Blank Verse

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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