Ahmad Al-Khatat was born in Baghdad, Iraq. His work has appeared in print and online journals globally and has poems translated into several languages. He has been nominated for Best of the Net 2018. He is the author of The Bleeding Heart Poet, Love On The War’s Frontline, Gas Chamber, Wounds from Iraq, Roofs of Dreams, and The Grey Revolution. He lives in Montreal, Canada.
From the day I decided to damage Your life and break Every beat of my heart I walked down The unknown path I ran into trouble In the wrong places I lived a life Of unborn mind set Crying in holidays Gagging in funerals Your beauty became The sunshine to my darkness And I am still avoiding Missing you on my birthday I hated me before we met I loved nobody but the army That follows the leader of death Break my legs and let me love you again.
On The Leaves
On the leaves Of autumn season, They are colour Of your flesh. On the leaves Of spring flowers, They will breathe Of your perfume. On the leaves Of the notebook, They are lines With your name. On the leaves Of life journey, Joy and tears Of one being. On the leaves Of poetry book, Rebound and dark Are the themes. On the leaves Of colorful mirror, Reflects your smile Against my request. On the leaves Of blind eyed, Joys arises when Dreams become hopes.