Christmas Today


Christmas now


What if he were born today
and the hotels ran out of rooms?
Would he find a warm stable?
Would not the dogs bite the Mother
after we had taught them hatred?
Are there any kings or Magi today
or just politicians and bankers?

Would Herod find as many as two hundred
innocent? Would anyone notice their death?
Do we need slayers to kill babies? Would
their mothers weep like those in Ramah?

Could the twelve-year-old speak
in a temple or just in school
things outside of the curriculum?
If he taught without mass media,
would anyone hear his voice?
Would he need to set up his profiles
on Twitter and Facebook?

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