Happy Christmas

I do love Walking in a Winter Wonderland
snow covering all ugly things.

Like it was after Last Christmas,
& during all of the winter months

I sang Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
forgetting I was not alone.

In the Silent Night & all those other cold days,
in the refugee camps they were freezing

the Jingle Bells ringing
because some met their death.

Do They Know It Is Christmas
again I wonder

& how many Little Drummer Boys
are still stuck in the camps

waiting for a Santa Claus Coming to Town
to give them a peaceful living.

I may have had a Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
nothing compared to what most refugees endured 

and while I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
they for sure saw worse.

Mary’s Boy Child was born in a shed
because she had to flee persecution. 

Now again: many families torn apart,
praying: Please Come Home for Christmas.

& Here is Frosty the Snowman
his white season ready to come

Don’t shoot me, Santa,
but this year I beg you: no cold nor snow

and, Santa Claus, go Straight to the Ghetto
of all those muddy desperate camps.

So All I Want for Christmas is You
do not forget all those people

stuck in summer tents, without a home,
Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer a faraway dream.

Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas
also for the many angels who are still there to help

they show that Santa’s Got a Bag of Soul
to distribute all over the world

to those who have nothing
and wonder: Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus?

wish (war is over)