Asian Tsunami Disaster

A Solemn Christmas Carol

Christmas we celebrate with peers
Calamity they suffer with tears
Lingering carol we sing
But what they hear is the malady of the dying

May Christmas spirit voyages through all lands
For us to lend our hands
So it can be strengthen
That we all are brethren

No matter how big the tides
God bless you all my friends

-Rotterdam, December 28, 2004

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