‘Walls’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

And there I saw dimming light

seeping eerily through vertical

and horizontal cracks in the wall

of my mind that was supposed to

be blocking away all the evil of my days

but someone or something kept gnawing at

the great wall that was build of massive masonry

reinforced with molten copper like the wall built

by Dhul Qarnain to shield the world from the

monstrosity of the  diabolical Ya’jooj & Ma’jooj.

But unlike these sinister cannibals,

the thoughts and memories and emotional hell

crammed behind the wall could only harm me

if let loose.

If the wall crumbles,

there’s no coming back.


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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5 Responses to ‘Walls’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

  1. Ruqaiya Said says:

    I particularly enjoy your more poetic posts! 🙂

  2. Momina Mela says:

    interesting how you structured the poem like a wall

  3. earthslang says:

    This is powerful; love the metaphor.

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