Ahmad Al-Khatat was born in Baghdad, Iraq. His work has appeared in print and online journals globally. He has poems translated into several languages such as Farsi, Chinses, Spanish, Albanian, Romanian. He has published some poetry chapbooks, and a collection of short stories. He has been nominated for Best of the Net 2019 and was also nominated for the Pushcart Price 2020.
The Price of Humanism
Who is going to make the best offer for the price of humanism? Who is going to buy humanity in one click! Who is going to auction our rights and principles? Money buys happiness for some people Greediness and selfishness are invading their black hearts Kindness sips liquors with a freedom of speech While the real speech is waiting on his death role It’s ridiculous how hard to cleanse our hearts and souls Most of the goddess cottages are with wrongdoing prophets who fight the believers who spell God with their accents? I'm sorry my child, humanity judged you before you are born Who will wipe your tears? like the way your mom and I did Recall that you are free and don't belong to any privileged class. Lift your head to the sunshine and be proud of your values.