Alia and Essam

A l i a a n d E s s a m 16 The pain was more than he could bear How could he kill his beloved’s dad?! But as fate will have it, he sees the man Riding a steed, running a course Away he was from kin and clan A worthy opponent on a mighty horse. A duel takes place to the side of the tent. The Narrator: Here are the fighters; their eyes meet They both could read each other’s mind The dust is raised under the horses’ feet Blows are thrown, front and behind Essam repeatedly his opponent stabbed Broke his bones with force and might Left him dead; his horse he grabbed. Home he went as he won the fight. He shouted: “Mother, the deed is done.” The mother comes hurriedly as she hears his voice.