December 18, 2004
I guess Christmas is just an excuse to spend money,
judging from what spammers tell me.
But the one single wish on my Christmas list
is not what these guys want to sell me.
I don't want a REMOTE CONTROL HOVER- CRAFT
or to PLAY AT AN ONLINE CASINO
or REMOVE ALL MY BILLS THE CHRISTIAN WAY
(for a fee) or fly off to RENO.
I don't need the new ROBO-SAPIEN ROBOT
or a PERSONALIZED LETTER FROM SANTA.
or to GET ALL 11 TALKING MICE FOR CHRISTMAS
or my own guru-certified MANTRA.
'Twould be nice if I could BURN FAT WHILE I SLEEP,
or BEAT EVERY GAS PRICE INCREASE.
But if he could grant unlikely wishes like these,
I'd ask St. Nick instead for world peace.
My wish is much simpler. See, I like what we had,
before it got battered and broken.
I'd settle for more folks just reaching out,
with kind words that haven't been spoken
enough, to those who are not just like us,
but nonetheless still are our brether-
en. It isn't world peace, but close enough if at least
we find those pieces and glue them together.
Best wishes for creating a much happier new year!
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