Alexandrian Nights

Monday, May 01, 2006

The Leaving

Just came back home after watching a movie in the cinema when I got a shocking news ,my younger brother was on his way home when he spotted unusual crowd gathering on al kornish road beside our home ,at first he thought that this maybe some sort of car accident(which is frequently happening in this area) but it was different thing ,a young man was hanged using a rope that is attached to the stone wall of the Cornish(where people usually sit to watch the sea) ,my brother was transfixed while looking at the sight ,it's very hard to see a dead human being at any time and more harder to see it dangling aimlessly from a rope and being moved back and forth by the wind!

While my brother was shaking while telling me about this whole thing I was thinking about the reasons that may led this young man(according to my brother ,the dead man wasn't looking more than 25-27 years old) to kill himself like that? Was it failed love story? Poverty? Unemployment...Etc and hundreds of reasons that could lead most of people to death in this land we live on. I suddenly remembered this young man (Abdul Hamiid Sheta) who killed himself last year by jumping in the Nile after going into depression due to the refusal he got when he tried to join the diplomatic wire ,the refusal was not because he is insufficient or a suspicious person or any other reason that could explain their refusal but because he was poor! ,yes in this country you could get refused or even knocked off your job simply because you are poor ,simply because you don't have any STRONG one to support your back. So is there something similar happened to this young man-whom we don't know his name yet- that led him to depression or deep frustration that eventually tempted him to suicide? Was his suicide a message to the stupid regime? was it a message saying"Hey ....I am poor so I can't live a respectful life in this unrespectful country which is worse than death"?. and from the method he executed his suicide I think he wanted to attract the attention of everybody ,but unfortunately no one in the stupid governemnt will even care ,even if all of us suicide!


  • At 1:39 PM, Blogger Rain said…

    unfortunately no one in the stupid governemnt will even care ,even if all of us suicide!

    Sadly , that's true :( , no one will ever care about the reasons behind his suicide ..he's just a dead body now to them.

  • At 9:54 PM, Blogger Zeinobia said…

    this terrible accident , I guess he wanted the whole world to share his pain may be because

  • At 10:00 PM, Blogger Zeinobia said…

    sorry I didn't complete the first one
    I was saying this he may be killed himself in a public place to declare his anger on this unjust world
    may be he felt that the misery in his life is caused by this society and thus this society must see his death , to see what he made him do
    may be he needed help , a lonely person,and he wanted some one to save him but it was too late

    this is really terrible

  • At 11:45 PM, Blogger Jane said…

    I have been fortunate enough to only see the dead only in caskets. It must have been sucha shock for your brother. I always feel tremendous sadness for suicides...such a waste of life. And I find it hideous that a government would keep the poor poor by denying them work because they are poor! Just awful.

  • At 3:15 AM, Blogger Safiya said…

    That's such a sad story. Also the way he did it leaves no room for doubt (he didn't mean to, it was an accident e.t.c), this guy definitely meant to kill himself.

    The worst thing about most of these cases is that, if they had given themselves time, things would have gotten better, or at least he would have felt better about things.

    Good to have you back, shame it was for such a sad reason.

  • At 6:20 AM, Blogger Nightlegend said…

    Rain:You are right

    Zeinobia:Reality sometimes shocks.

    Jane:Welcome to the land of Pharoas!

    Safiya:Thanks ,and you are always welcome here.

  • At 10:38 PM, Blogger Me said…

    La 7awla wa la qowata ella bEllah... wAllahi ya Night this story brought tears to my eyes...tears of frustration...
    Ya Rab ehdi w sallem...


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