A child was born in Bethlehem, let all the world rejoice.
Go sing the songs of ancient lands; lift each and every voice.
A silent night, a holy night and peace did fill the earth.
We celebrate the dawn of the Christ child’s virgin birth.
Jesus was a poor man who healed the sick and broken.
“Blessed are the meek,” and truer words were never spoken.
He spoke of good Samaritans who should never turn away.
The good book tells his story, but is it how we live today?
No truth outlived his prophecy as he died to save us all.
And though we preach his word, we slither and we crawl.
Not unlike the snake that made Eve and Adam sin,
we turn our back on God and we listen to the jinn.
The Christians say they speak God’s truth and love their fellow man.
They lie, they cheat and steal and their greed; they’ll never ban.
Those who worship idols shall never see the Promised Land.
The Christians do not heed their loving God’s command.
Hypocrites and heathens are not bound for Paradise.
Fool yourself to death with your love of every vice.
Speak not to me for what I see are those whose lies grow bold.
And I will keep my distance from the christian’s evil fold.
Shelby I. Courtland
© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland