‘A Modern-day Angel’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

She was desolate,

Though she did not mind her own company.

She walked through a field grass,

Tall and forgotten,

With her soft dark hair hanging

On her slender shoulders.

Mighty clouds rolled across the sky,

And a soft glimmer burst from the

Descending sun amidst the billow.

She, a modern day angel

Felt the wind brush her cheeks

Like a lover would.

She looked at the sun sinking

Below the horizon, devoured by clouds.

She raised her head, and saw the clouds

Shapeshifting into millions of images.

As she closed her eyes, she felt a trickle

Land on her eyelids, her face, her head,

Her skin.

The wind howled at the bedding of clouds,

The grass swayed, rustled  in rhyme with the symphony.

She raised her hands beside her,

He palms facing the gloomy sky

As the rain dropped.

Showering the earth,

Washing the fields,

And cleansing the souls of the lost.

The angel raised her arms to the sky,

And finally felt safe,

Felt whole.

“‘Je suis libre!” she cried.


About Ahmed Gretly

Ahmed Nader Gretly. Construction/Site Engineer, fiction writer, poet, psychopath, researcher, a book addict, and a daydreamer from Cairo, Egypt. Currently doing Construction Project Management, MSc, at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
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