‘For The Innocent’ by Ahmed Nader Gretly

Amidst mammoth walls of smoke and blazing flames, monsters strut, laughing their mighty laughs. With brute, brute forces they stomp forth, through smoldering houses, leaving trails of blood and and guts and broken bones in the raggedy streets of a weary land. They tread with their big black boots as children weep, as widows whale, as mothers scream, as fathers cry their war cries, calling out to their almighty God to aid them in their time of strife, for no one else would, even those who might have the power to make a difference. Even those who might have the means to slay the monsters hide in their luxurious homes, dithering inside their golden homes, skulking underneath silk sheets.

The children, they weep!

Cleavers descend upon wooden planks, cracked and gory, and the heads of the innocent fall into baskets in fizzles of blood as the entire world watches, comments, judges, but does not lend a hand to those who need but a tiny finger, or a slither of hope. In guises of angels, demons poison the minds of the ignorant and arrogant. They incept ideas of what should and shouldn’t be, with fake promises of greed and gluttony.

The children, they weep!

Alas, the angelic masks shall fall, and the horrid faces of monsters will be revealed to the clear minded, and the kind hearted. No more shall grisly monsters slay the innocent, no more shall they detach them from their homes, no more shall they orphan their children, no more shall they roam their lands. No, no, one day, someday, the monsters will cower in a rout, and the innocent will rise, but that day will never come until the many become one.

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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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