‘I…” by Ahmed Nader Gretly

Time and time again;

I flutter silently off the

Radar of forgotten


Day in and day out;

I stretch my weary

Wings which carry me


Night after night;

I stare into nothingness

Until it stares back at


Miles and miles;

I run ’till my lungs burn

Illuminating my chest and


Breathe in and out,

I pant as I make my escape

From the traitorous bonds of my


Of life and death,

I ponder like a madman

Trying to figure out the


 Stumble and fall,

I see blinding darkness

Oozing its way into my


I flutter

I stretch

I stare

I run

I pant

I ponder

I see



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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6 Responses to ‘I…” by Ahmed Nader Gretly

  1. Mai mostafa says:

    This is officially my favorite poem of yours.

  2. Noor says:

    This is beyond amazing. Mashallah. I love every bit of it. You have such a unique talent, and I don’t say that lightly.

  3. Ruqaiya Said says:

    Yet another amazing post! Great job! 🙂

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