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"Merry Christmas!" I shouted to a woman on the street.

But she didn't hear me.

Her misty eyes stared halfway round the globe


Where her son was lost in Afghanistan

And never found his way home.

"Merry Christmas!" I cried to an old gent in the alley.

But he didn't hear me.

He was dragging a cardboard box to another address

Moving his house to a friendlier neighborhood

Wondering where he belonged.

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