are born tonight more than two thousand years ago
have celebrated Christmas and now the ACLU said no
have left the Earth with your Word of love
Holy Spirit ascended in the image of a white dove
I embrace your birth in the manger
spent thirty-three years to bless us the free-thinkers
Teresa lived her life of love for humankind
honored your teachings with her heart and mind
is that an American civilian was beheaded,
dragged their charred corpses through the streets?
is that they want to kill infidels in the name of a religion,
consider "Jihad" -- killing -- their religious sanction?
was born in the Vietnam War, suffering abundantly
witnessed Communism destroying humanity
am grateful the Berlin Wall was torn down
my sorrow is that Saigon is still called Ho Chi Minh town
cares for all immigrants who made it here for a better life,
is torn by the fanatics and their religious strife
played the song Silent Night this evening
my Saxophone seemed to choke, I don't know what it means...
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