Christmas Is Too Big For Christ

CHRISTMAS  IS TOO BIG FOR CHRIST

Christmas is a time for love,
Despite the hectic push and shove,
We’re reminded that we all are one,
That peace and joy do have a place,
In uniting the human race,
There is something we are all part of,

This spirit Mister Dickens felt,
That makes the hardest Scrooge heart melt,
We can’t risk losing it, no not a smidgeon,
For unity is our motif,
Regardless of our own belief,
That’s too vital to screw up with religion,

The idea sounds quite radical,
He at least needs a sabbatical,
Been more than two millenia,
With all this Jesus business,
The world’s changed more than he could fathom,
We’ve moved on to Lennon’s Imagine,
So though it will offend some, yeah,
Let’s take Christ out of Christmas,

So let’s stick with snow and sleighbells,
Grand hellos and then faretheewells,
Auld Lang Syne, Good will to all you know,
Be it Kwanza, Christmas, Hannukah,
I’ve something here for all of ya,
Come on over ‘neath the mistletoe,

The idea sounds quite radical,
He at least needs a sabbatical,
Been more than two millenia,
With all this Jesus business,
The world’s changed more than he could fathom,
We’ve moved on to Lennon’s Imagine,
So though it will offend some, yeah,
Let’s take Christ out of Christmas!

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Bittersweet Thoughts on Bin Laden

One more bad guy bites the dust,
Yet the moment’s bittersweet,
When people whoop and cheer for blood,
The victory’s not complete,
When ideologies come to blows,
Push sometimes comes to shove,
We’re drawn onto the path of war,
Though we’d choose the path of love,
Lennon, Ghandi, Martin Luther King,
All had good points of course,
But the truth is sadly sometimes,
Force must be met with force,
That truth is somber, sobering,
And as such should be met,
Not with joy and pleasure,
But some measure of regret,
The hawks and doves will argue,
Neither one completely right,
There are times though that safety,
Must be shielded with might,
We wish for peace, and work for peace,
Still this must be reconciled,
With the fact that none would hesitate,
To give their life for their child.