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


Comments about Pipe Dream by Haruna Garba

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 9, 2016



[Report Error]