Silent Night


an introduction :

It would be quite pretentious to portray Christian family life as an idyllic

life full of care free joy, and continuous happy smiles.

This is not the illusion that this poem seeks to destroy.

This is meant to be a very disturbing poem, one that explores the saddest of human possibilities.

The "Christian" home in its last confused stages of disintigration, where parents have become self centered, and abusive, instead of Christ centered,and life conducive.

Yet there is always hope and forgiveness.

Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

“Silent Night”

You can't break me, you can't make me!

There’s nothing you could ever do, to force me!

Will you pin me on the wall

With your violent words, your perfect protocol?

Your cynical smile, your ancient prayers;

Lovingly hateful, thanklessly grateful.

Now that you beat me,

Who am I now?

Must I pray to my Father who is in heaven?

Will he hear my plea? Protect me, and keep me?

Keep you from me!

And me from you!

Rock of Ages,

Keep me safe at home I pray,

Please don’t have me grow up this way.

And when our daily work is done,

When the horizon hides the fading sun.

Bless mom and dad, and David Letterman too!

They listen more to him, than they do to You.