‘From Gaza With Love’ by Mai Mostafa and Ahmed Nader Gretly


One of many

Lost but not forgotten

Rests amidst layers and layers of dirt.

His life taken by those

Who are too brutal to be called




Lay beneath an

Unmarked grave, wrapped in a white cloth.

Mutilated from an explosion;

His body divided like all arab leaders,

Who sold their conscience to the highest




One of many,

Stood over the grave of my lost father.

Helplessly weeping, not only for him

But for my mother who lost her husband.

The man who loved us uncontrollably and gave us all his




Lay beneath a

Bedding of dark clouds and ashs

Of all my childhood memories that were

Shattered and burnt by the hands of

Those who were fueled by




One of many

Left his only child in utter despair

Though he passed away, he left me treasures

That are not material, but priceless.

He taught me that one must be strong in order to




Lay beneath the

Heavens, a man who did not die for nothing.

He lay with those who gave their lives

For a better tomorrow, a gift to those who are still breathing.

Armed only by their strong will power, and a sense of endless


From Gaza, with love.

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Check out Mai’s blog: http://maimostafa91.wordpress.com/


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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