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The Lottery

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I'm not sure if this is "ballad". I had trouble classifying it. This poem does not reflect my personal beliefs. It is more of a satirical look at how people view their religion. 


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The Lottery

I have won the lottery
Though the numbers are not drawn.
I'm promised that it's foolproof,
So my waiting won't be long.

I have my winning ticket
Mounted to the wall.
Each day I bow down to it
Praying for the draw.

These numbers are quite special.
A wise man told me so.
He said he got the numbers
From another long ago.

You've got your set of numbers,
But they are not like mine. 
I'd say that's rather foolish
Because my numbers are divine. 

There can only be one winner
And mine is guaranteed.
You'd better change your numbers,
So you can be as smart as me.

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  1. Date: 4/7/2013 12:45:00 PM
    ooo, if you win, i want in... he he he..JK... how do we change the numbers... a xool poem...PD