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Penalty Shoot Out and Sudden Death

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In Europe it’s penalty shoot out and sudden death,
And the metaphors of sport grip
A continent. But in the Gaza Strip
A 9 year old Palestinian was listening to the ref
Yesterday, playing football in the Rafah refugee camp,
When he was killed in a tank attack.
Omar Zara’an was playing innocent football
Within the confines of the Rafah refugee camp,
When he was killed in a tank attack.
In Europe it’s penalty shoot out and sudden death
And the metaphors of sport grip
A continent. But in the Gaza Strip.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/penalty-shoot-out-and-sudden-death/