Christmas Heart

(c) 2018 Matthew Moran
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We’ve got goodwill when we need it
Holiday cheer if it’s convenient
Peace on earth as the bombs drop
Blessed be the poor til the sales stop

There’s a baby, there’s a mother
There’s the freeway they’re living under
Carries that same day package delivery
For all that, “I’ve been good, what will it get me?”

Deck the halls starts with where I am
Help me change those things I can
Let me see on this silent night
My brother/sister/humanity in a stranger’s eyes

And let me take their hand and take my part
Sharing hope and love with a Christmas heart

I see my neighbor take the cans in
Smiles and waves but I’ve never met him
Seems all this tinsel covers the lonely
And friends and family, do they even know me

I can’t fix it, if I don’t live it
I can’t complain if I just give in
Maybe tears are just part of season
But I’ll be damned if I don’t go down swinging