Monthly Archives: June 2011

‘Cairo Slums Blues’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

A pale homemade dress hung to dry in the blazing sun; It’s original color not quite clear but presumably purple. That stain that never faded, a spot of innocence… I closed my eyes and remembered the night she wore it, … Continue reading

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‘The Gates Of Light’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

She sat weeping by the gates Of light, tears trickling down Her once angelic face, now reddish With sadness and awe. Hope has left her once more, Like the time before and the time before that. Her once colorful smile … Continue reading

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‘Rum Tum Tum’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

Rum tum tum The beat of the drum went In sync with the throbbing in his chest That moved uncontrollably with every Short breath he took just to stay alive. It began with a spark, then the flame Devoured them … Continue reading

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‘The Moment’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

There’s that moment when you gaze upon the sky on a lonely summer afternoon and see a huge bulge of cloud hovering in midair, silhouetted by a burst of gleaming sunshine highlighting its edges with bright white light and you … Continue reading

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‘We’re All A Bit Freaky’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

Children of the universe, do you care about what other people think of you? Of course you do… yes, we all do. Don’t you dare lie to me now, that’s just human nature. Should we care about what other people … Continue reading

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‘Dig The New World’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

Dig the new world, man. Dig how it’s ablaze. There is no air, the water is polluted and every time you decide to go someplace you contemplate driving or walking in the middle of all those raggedy roads because gas’ … Continue reading

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‘She’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

She. She talked like a poet or a prophet, with words that rhyme at a time when man began his disrupted plan to control everything and everyone. Under the sun. She spoke of madness and freedom, of acceptance and equality … Continue reading

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