Poetry: Ahmad Al-khatat

The Soul Mirror

You see me,
you follow me
slow as the night
when it slaughters
the sunset above
the clear skies
Golden danger
that you hide
appears sad from your eyes
End me and allow
me to die above the
pool of my rusty blood
I don’t want to
be the soul
mirror with a mother tears.

Burnt Leaves

Sometimes, it’s better to leave the
past unsaid to anyone untrusted
when the ears hear nothing of delight
but about a world that is breaking
in pieces of dryness and moisture

Little birds of heaven fly above the
graveyard of unknown tombs
Some of them were actually for friends
we met below the season of the bloody war
Where everything seemed too dark to

It’s the evening, I’m drunk
alone drinking and watching my
dreams in a dusty bubble up in
My mind that is filled of burnt leaves
and dead corpses of teenage fighters

The other side of my life is
never silent, I usually hear
the sound of shooting, bombs,
and kids crying by their dead
mothers bed from a shooting that I participated in it

My tears are like the rain
except mine doesn't bloom,
or grow a branch from a
tree within my dreams in the
seeds, instead I feel I am a soldier with a curse.


Since the time
I built my first
sand castle
and the waves
damaged it
I knew that
temptation was
not fancy in
my small home
nor in the castle of my princess
The thieves
are well trained
to play with them
meanwhile, tears
are falling hopelessly
Different drugs
are no longer bad
as alcohol is dripping
above the thirst
to arise silent pain
I live once and
not twice with a
doctor coming to
me to say that
I will die within seconds
The sea view is
the only view
that reminds me
of times when we
were innocent and not miserable

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 his first poem back in the year 2000. He also has been published in several press publications and anthologies all over the world. His poems were translated into Farsi, Albanian, German, Chinese, and Serbian. And he currently studies Political Sciences, at Concordia University in Montreal. He recently have 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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