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Remi Kanazi: The War on Christmas

The War on Christmas


By Remi Kanazi


Cartoon by Achilles Yeldell

Merry Christmas and a happy new year
I got coal in my sack and a half shaven beard
I’m going down my list
And I have a few bones to pick
With some of the bad kids running today’s politics

You see Santa’s a humanitarian
And brings cheer through the night
Even to the third world, so you better be nice
War is not is not fun and killing is not merry
The architects of Iraq better be wary

Thousands of children
Were left dead in Iraq
Because little boy Bush
Was on the wrong track

Santa also cares about Katrina victims
And the levees that broke
I may not be black
But the children still wrote

Let's change the facts on the ground
And the frown on my face
I’m skipping the White House
To look for the displaced

Santa feels for the impoverished
Though the White House may not
He leaves no child left behind
Not even on the ghetto man’s block

Let’s bring back the Christmas spirit
And joy to the world
Instead of “liberation” and the carnage it unfurls
Santa’s in the North Pole packaging Bush's pullout plan
Because he feels for what Iraqi children demand

Only for Santa should Christmas come once a year
Let’s start being better people without the hisses and sneers
Till the magical day I bid all of you holiday wishes
And don’t piss me off or you’ll be getting coal this Christmas


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**Remi Kanazi is the primary writer for the political website www.PoeticInjustice.net. He lives in New York City as a Palestinian American freelance writer and can reached via email at remroum@gmail.com

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