September 13, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Ahmad Al-khatat




What Will Remain



What will remain of me today or the coming year, will it be worth a bird’s feather

The only grief in my bloodroot is the sad song of nightingales like a wedding with a mother in a picture frame

In this life I could live foolishly and lost in problems with a place in darkness to weep till I die

The tattooist of previous wars asked me about my homeland I told him that I was sold to the land of happiness

With a friend who broke my trust, a woman who died before loving me, and parents who denied my existence

What will remain of me, not an expensive pen, but an unreadable diary of the depths of my soul






They Broke Me and not My Heart



The sun shines in a friendly way

and I am looking for another way

to hide or show my feelings after

they broke me and not my heart


Call me Mr. lonely depressed who

deserves nothing but to stay awake

with no falling tears, instead biting

my tongue for trusting this world


This is not the blue skies up there

I want a painter to draw a cloud

to bury myself a grave far from the

guilty ones, near to the dead roses


I wish if I was a victim to die instead of

seeing faces whom I want to drown

in the bottom of the deep river mercilessly;

even mercy no longer has a space in me


My tears have always been tasteless

therefore, I do not find anything is sweet

or worthy to choose which house, car, and

even a watch to buy from the dust of this world.






Ahmad Al-khatat

Ahmad Al-Khatat. He was born in Baghdad on May 8th. From Iraq, he came to Canada at the age of 10, the same age when he wrote my very first poem back in the year 2000. He also has been published in several press publications and anthologies all over the world. And he currently studies Political Sciences, at the Concordia University in Montreal. He recently has published his two chapbooks “The Bleeding Heart Poet” and “Love On The War’s Frontline”. With Alien Buddha Press. It is available for sale on Amazon. Most of his new and old poems are also available on his official page Bleeding Heart Poet on facebook.

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