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The Gaza Lottery

Look up to the sky
will you live or will you die?
is a lottery you see
we the west dropping aid
pretty and adorable exploding bombs
the grandest casino of war
will we save you?
even so not for long
you will be slaughtered 
our masters decide

Copyright © Arthur Vaso | Year Posted 2024


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Date: 4/23/2024 7:56:00 AM

there is so much cruauté in Gaza, i never understood this eternal war, this break my heart so much, thanks for the touching poem ( upsetting ?)
Date: 4/21/2024 6:30:00 PM

Hello Arthur, you really cut through the layers of illusion and exposes the harsh realities of our world. I loved the juxtaposition of aid and bombs, the portrayal of war as a sinister game of chance, it all speaks to the inherent contradictions of power and privilege. Your poetic words challenge us to confront uncomfortable truths about our complicity in perpetuating injustice. Only by acknowledging the rightful owners of the land and rejecting the fallacy of entitlement can we hope to find true peace. - Blessings, Daniel
Date: 4/21/2024 5:30:00 PM

the initial words were most powerful. Comparing the life/death aspect of war to a lottery was creative and brilliant as was comparing war to a casino. Yes, the 'master's decide' War? What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Well done. Am faving. Have a fabulous evening, Sara
Date: 4/21/2024 8:48:00 AM

Arthur, your poem is a masterful exploration of the devastating effects of war, international power relations, and the aftereffects of colonization and imperialism. The effects of war, especially on those who become victims of the fighting and are caught up in the chaos. Land and resource control and power are also discussed.


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