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The Gaza Strip

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Gaza strip
Should be a football shirt
Of neutral colours
One size fits all…

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Splattered with sweat
Not sanctimonious lessons not learnt
From history

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Worn with peace
Not pieces of bodies

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Played on a pitch
Not pitch battles

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Replicated on a terrace
Not the rage of terrorism

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 A place
Where children
Can be

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Proudly wearing

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Unity
Peace
Hope
Love

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 For their names on the back.

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Notes

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-gaza-strip/