I can’t stand
this hype around Christmas
deep inside we know
Coke’s Santa Claus
can’t comfort can’t warm us
he is at most a memory of a nice childhood
his hands are only open
to increase the cash flow
he misses the point

I can’t find you Lord
between these colored Christmas packets
the blinding lights of our Christmas trees
at doomed days
in queues and rush hours

but Lord
we are waiting
like night is waiting for the sun

(Volker Schunck)

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