‘9:44-9:44’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly


A blue earth orbited the sun,

Like a marble suspended in space,

Carrying billions of souls along for the ride.


Two lovers held each other,

Whispering words of love and lust,

Making promises and sharing secrets without shame.


Warriors of truth huddled up,

Shielding themselves from the coming hail,

Reciting holy scripture for their mighty and immortal god.


She refused to be happy,

In fear that this happiness would fade,

Replaced by excoriating sorrow and infinite tears.


The warriors held on to their beliefs;

Their faith was strong and their hearts pure,

With mesmerizing visions of the garden of eden.


Underneath a moonless sky,

The man asked the woman to marry him;

She accepted and promised to love him ’till the end.


A marble ran on an elliptical path,

Spinning silently around a blazing lantern,

While the eyes of the universe stared in bewilderment.


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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