Friday, July 01, 2005

حيرة

جلست على جانب الطريق بعد يوم طويل و شاق, صغيرة هى لم تتجاوز التاسعة من عمرها, نحيلة جدا و ضعيفة جداولكن اعوامها التسعة قد اضافت لها قوة الايام, قوة البقاء فى عرض الطريق.

جلست تحصى حصيلتها, كنزها الثمين من بيع المناديل طوال اليوم و في داخل عقلها الصغير خلف ذلك الايشارب تعتمل مئات الحسابات فى كيف ستنفق هذه النقود.

ظلال كثيرة بدأت فى الظهور حولها, رفعت رأسها لتجد مئات الشباب و الرجال و النساء و قد بدأوا يتوافدون على المكان.

لم تمض دقائق معدودة حتى اكتظ المكان بمئات المتظاهرين و رجال الامن, كل هذا و هى مازالت تمسك بنقودها و تدور برأسها فى المكان.

قامت من جلستها ثم دست النقود بعناية فى ملابسها قبل ان تتجه الى جموع رجال الشرطة و هى تتطلع اليهم, راحت تتحرك بينهم بحثا عن ثغرة ترى عبرها ما يحدث بالداخل.

"امشى من هنا يا بت اجري!!!" هكذا زجرها أحد الضباط فى غضب فهرولت مبتعدة عنه لتتوارى بعيدا قبل ان تعود من جهة أخرى لتجذب طرف الثوب العسكرى لاحد الجنود:

"هو فيه اييه يا عام؟؟"

نظر الجندى اليها نظرة مرهقة, بحث عن اجابة لها ثم صمت.

عثرت على ثغرة صغيرة بين الجنود فعبرت الى حيث مئات الاشخاص و مئات الشموع.

مرة أخرى جذبت كم أحد الرجال الممسكين بالشموع: "هو فيه اييه؟؟؟؟"

نظر الرجل الى الفتاة التي التمع ضوع الشمعة فى عينيها المتسعتين عن اّخرهما قبل ان يجيب :

"احنا معترضين على الحكومة عشان الفساد اللى فى البلد"

استمرت الفتاة فى النظر اليه برهة و انفرجت شفتيها لتقول شىء ما لكنها همهمت بكلام غير مفهوم ثم ذهبت من حيث أتت.

جلست فى ذلك الركن الصغير مرة أخرى, أخرجت كنزها الصغير و استأنفت العد مرة أخرى.

16 comments:

Alaa said...

بنت كفاية


الشارع لنا

Steliano Ponticos said...

Unfortunately no one cares for the likes of this little girl and that's a real problem

Steliano Ponticos said...

free soul I don't mean no one, you care already

free soul said...

alaa,

I believe you want to say that someone cares :)

ok, caring is not enough most of the time, active care may be more important, the story talks about two characters, may be the essential one is the little girl but the other character is the solider, both don't understand a thing of what is going on and both none of us (hokooma wa mo3arda ) cared t o spend real time to let them understand what we really mean and why we complian

they are in a mess and the problem if you follow it will reach good part of the university students, and if the count is valid they will represent 80% at least of the egyptian people

free soul said...

I think you know that a statistc showed that a good deal of the egyptians thought the last "esteftaa2" was about the president mubarak and new elections for him :)

el mo3arda works alone, without a real strong base from the people who don't understand a thing, el hokoom a don't care at all, and the people are left in a real mess not knowing what to do :(

free soul said...

steliano,

I didn't such a view, actually, I read about a little girl that was playing in one of the demonstrations, I saw a different view for people who don't understand anything and I wanted to point it out here

thanks for the remark, hope we all care for the simple individuals because they represent the majority of the nation

Steliano Ponticos said...

Fs its my fault..in fact I think that politically minded people rarely care about individual problems..you see typically -in my mind- demonstrators in a political demonstration -whatever it is- wouldn't care to help a little girl..its just me and my old prejudices about politics

Steliano Ponticos said...

nut you have a point in that poverty and unawareness come together..probably because then people have too many problems to think politics..Am I right

free soul said...

steliano, you are right , they don't care and this can be classified to two different levels

1- individual level, when they don't care for individuals as the nation represent statistics for them, no emotions in the political work

2- statistical level, when they start to think they can achieve all they want using relations to powerful characters and relations to foreign countries, the problem is I think good deal of el mo3arda rely on that, they don't care to make the people really know, they just care to get the power in their hand and they remove the people from the equation

free soul said...

stel, I wanted to point out another point, when I wrote this short story, I was inspired by the girl but I didn't really mean her in this character, I meant milions of egyptians who have been removed from the political equation and live like "audience" or watchers waitting to see who will win and what future will he get them without any knowledge about what is going on about them, that is why the tired solider was a very important character in ths story too :(

Lasto-adri *Blue* said...

i like that free soul.. that is really touching.. espicially if u looked furthur: she might have been taken by the police as well or probably even beaten up !!!

free soul said...

lasto, thanks for the idea :)

Actually I though about that , but then I choosed to keep it as is, if you read my previous comments on the same topic, you will find that this girl represent the majority of the egyptians who have no idea about what is going on, confused and feel lost while both el hokooma and el mo3aarda speaks a language that they don't understand away from the needs and interests of the normal citizen

by the way, how is vacation?? I miss the feel to be free :(
yalla kafaaraa, it is only 5 days for freedom :)

sydalany-وش مكرمش said...

nice,3d
يكفي إنها خلتني أكملها لآخر سطر

free soul said...

sydalany,

Thanks for your comment, and very welcome here, hope you like your stay in here and hope this visit won't be the last :)

Ghalia said...

Really an interesting blog u have here:)

free soul said...

first let me say welcome here, I hope my place wasn't so boring :)

my greetings to you and to all syrian friends, hope you don't make this visit your last