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)