Treasure Island

Pete Crowther

(Hull, East Yorkshire, England)

A Lottery Prayer


St. Abune Teklehaimanot, I pray
You help me win the Lottery today.
I beseech, entreat and beg
You who stood upon one leg
That you may grant my fervent plea
And the winner of the jackpot will be me!

Note: St. Abune Teklehaimanot (by some regarded as the patron saint of gamblers) is famed for his extreme piety which included standing upright at prayer on one leg for seven years without a break.

Submitted: Thursday, March 30, 2006
Edited: Thursday, March 30, 2006

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  • Anna Russell (3/30/2006 8:36:00 AM)

    Very good. I'm going to copy this out and recite it every evening. Just one thing though - if everyone says it, does that mean we all win the lottery at once? Lovely poem, about a Saint I would no nothing about if it weren't for you.
    Hugs
    Anna xxx (Report) Reply

  • A. B. (3/30/2006 5:14:00 AM)

    Pete, This is one cool poem. May St. Abune Teklehaimanot hear your prayers. I'll help in praying too :) .

    Peace. (Report) Reply

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