Lottery!

The name is majestically apposite
It is a fitting tribute
For a one off occurrence,
Be they call it a chance,
Or all time mischance.

But those who are at it,
So says the verdict,
Are full time addicts.

They pour all their creams
Earned at full pelted steam,
And crave and dream
To cut and kill their miseries up stream.
But in doing what they succeed
Shoot themselves across the bowel,
Punctured a big hole,
Profusely bleeding like hell
They could not stanch and hold.

Copyright Haileselassie Girmay
11/5/2005