Francisco R. Albano
Cabagan, Isabela, Philippines
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Silent Night, Holy Night

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(After Mategna’s “Night”)


Claim this night,
The silent night, holy night of Christmas that pierces through
The noisy night, unholy night of Empire.
The night of Empire is darkness of capitalist globalization;
Its voice, the loud lies of big business, the jingles of their ads,
Fascist bombs and the shrieks of torture in prison camps.
Its night of unholiness envelops factories and slums and war-torn countries;

Denuded forests and unfriendly genetically modified farms;
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Ency Bearis 24 December 2009

Interesting write...I feel the sentiments currently what is happening in this world.. Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon sa yo, at sa Pilipinas.

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Matt Mooney 24 December 2009

God be praised for your penmanship.It rings as true in Ireland as elswhere. Let there be an end to war and greed.Our Lady of Peace pray for us. Welcome to the baby Jesus our Redeemer. Happy Christmas to you Francisco and to all in the Philipines.

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