Little Christmas Prayers

bring me peace
like an angel atop
an evergreen tree

make me shine
like glowing bulbs
strung on a line

set me free
like floating smoke
warm in a chimney

let me hang
like tinsel shining
upon my cross

tear apart the wicked
like 6-year-old hands
with a pile of presents

accept me, please,
like a poor, shivering child
accepts a gift of coal