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Monday, 17 August 2009

Gone with the wind

Tears swell in her luminous black eyes…

Beads of sweat glisten on her brow…

Her worn out sandals sink slowly in the golden desert sand…

The black silky abayah is blown away revealing her red jalabiah underneath…

Her niqab is now a black crow flying with the wind as she lifts her hand trying to catch it to shield her face from the burning sunrays.. she is distracted by a large noisy bird unlike any other she's ever seen…

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Sitting in the helicopter she waves her freshly manicured nails to move her bangs from her eyes…

Sighing she exclaims that her legs have become numb from sitting too long with the air conditioner on..

She looks down through her window scaling the golden carpets of sand and the ruffled sand dunes for any evidence of human life…

A glimpse of "red" catches her eye but as soon as she blinks it disappears.. giving up she puts her Prada handbag beneath her feet to change their position and adjusts the earphones of her i-pod as she shuffles through the songs.. doing so, she misses the abnormal black UFO that soundlessly bumps into her window..

In that fraction of a second a life could've been saved.. now all that's left is a niqab that's gone with the wind

12 comments:

STEPHEN TEA said...

A DARK, NOIR TALE, BUT WELL WRITTEN, SUSPENSEFULLY STRUCTURED AND, INDEED, WITH AN UNEXPECTED ENDING. BUT, I HOPE YOUR NEXT POST MAKES ME SMILE. IN THE MEANTIME, SAY HELLO TO THE CLOUDS ...

His Sweetheart said...

That is so intense!!

I read the 1st part and was really impressed but never thought that there would be such a sharp yet marvelous contrast!

Love it

monalisa said...

Stephen..
what kind of posts make you smile?? do they have to be fun-filled colorful optimistic images of life?
'cause those are rare to find both in reality and imagination..
the clouds wish you their best

monalisa said...

His Sweetheart...
thank you for your sweet comment..
my life is a series of contrasts, i'm glad you enjoyed this one =)

Raspberry-Scrubs said...

Salams, Just stopped by your blog and WOW Amazing writing :o) I was supposed to head to KSA next month for Ummrah but things ended up falling apart so I don't think I'm going to be able to go now but I wanted to let you know I <3 your blog.

Keep it up!

Dr.Violet said...

God blesh ya dear
i like the post
Stay safe ,,and wish you luck

monalisa said...

Rasberry Scrubs..
thanks so much for your sweet comment, it turned my awful mood 180 degrees around and made me smile for the first time today =)
~too bad you couldn't come to mekkah, cuz i would've been happy to meet you in jeddah before your ummrah
~wishing you all the best

monalisa said...

Violet..
thank you sweetie
God bless us all, and ramadan mubarak =)

Bassem said...

Beautiful and realistic contrast.
Very well written mashalla.
I was scanning through your posts. Glad I stumbled upon your place.

Keep writing

monalisa said...

Bassem,
Welcome to my blog, I'm glad you enjoyed it, inshallah you'll stumble upon it more in the future =)

Miss Rough Diamond said...

Omg! That's soo poetic and beautiful ma sha Allah!
Love u and terribly miss u!

monalisa said...

Lugi..
thanx sweetie
i miss you loads =)