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greeting to america
wordlover

dear god
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what has happened to this place?
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that man on the tv
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is telling everyone
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that the only true greeting
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in december is "merry christmas"
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that this is a "merry christmas" country
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and you'd better say it
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or god won't like you.
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people are sending "merry christmas" cards to the ACLU
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because they attempted to remove christmas trees
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and "merry christmas" from the language
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there were lawsuits and the suits
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discussed the law around those two little words
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is someone sending "happy holidays" cards
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to this man? this gentleman who is
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organizing boycotts of major retailers
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who greet their customers with the terrible
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"happy holidays." what is going on?
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when the world is up in arms, we are taking sides
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in a battle over happy versus merry
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over christmas versus holidays
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someone wrote to the paper and said,
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"it's been our custom forever since existence
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god is above us
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god is with us
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if you don't like our country
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and our beliefs, then go
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back to the country you
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came from."
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whoa, nelly! holy, blitzen!
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when did we start to believe
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when did we turn our faith
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to insist that every man, woman,
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and child, of every race, color,
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and creed, who lives under the blanket
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of stars and strips, wants to only say
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and hear "merry christmas" in december?
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have the pharmaceutical companies
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started working on a cure for this
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symptom? and yes, it is a symptom
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of some larger disease. and that man,
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that man on the tv, that man in the lovely
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suit, with the microphone, he, he is a carrier
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and a major one. he has infested this country
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with a disorder that narrows the mind
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and shrinks the heart
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we need a drug to cure us. i hope that
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there is one or a new one is on its way.
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maybe it will come in the form of a beautiful woman
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with a bosom for us all, she will appear on tv
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one day and say, "use a greeting of your choosing
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during the last month of the year. say merry or happy
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or wonderful. then add christmas or hanukkah
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or kwanza or solstice or new year. give gifts.
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celebrate each other and something larger
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than all of us while the sun is so far away.
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and for god's sake, let there be a little peace
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on earth and good will towards all."
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24 Dec 05

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wow... thats all i can say. great idea that was perfectly written about. amazing.
 — bear

Excellent poem. I love the idea. Just one thing stuck out.

L51: Did you mean "busom" or "bosom"?

8.

[Teo]
 — teo_omega11

Teo -- Thanks for catching that typo.
 — wordlover

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