The Night Before Christmas (in Iraq 2005)
'Twas the night before Christmas and here in Iraq,
Little sister had shrapnel removed from her back.
The napalm had given young Jamal such a scare,
That he climbed up the chimney with soiled underwear.
"While mom in her burka and I with prosthesis,
Dragged our war-torn old bodies through Jamal's scattered feces.
The children were nestled in a corner of the basement,
While the baby played with severed limbs and shell casements."