Difficulties

This is a hard time of year for the many
who live in the houses of violence, abuse.
You are stuck in the home more, so you
Cannot escape through the doors out
You have to face more and you want
To hide in the places unknown because
The excesses mean you pay in hurt.

We want to shed the light, you are
Not forgotten and believed tonight
We want to hold you in the safe
Places of God's arms held to God's ear.

The drinking doesn't stop, it is time
To celebrate, just a reason an excuse
For why you hide because will this be
The kind and silly drunk or the angry
Hitting time, driven out from home
Into the snows and no one hears your
Cries as Christmas is ruined in the cold.

We want to shed the light, you are
Not forgotten and believed tonight
We want to hold you in the safe
Places of God's arms held to God's ear.

Homeless or jobless there will be no
Tree in the morning, no gifts, not even
Food to grace the table, any table just
The rumble of an empty belly and the
Disappointed faces looking at you
Where is Christmas, does it live anywhere
Or is it just a phantom of something gone

We want to shed the light, you are
Not forgotten and believed tonight
We want to hold you in the safe
Places of God's arms held to God's ear.

It is always the same year after year
You are alone struggling with sorrow
So deep and no one understands how high
The pit is and how isolated you feel the
Cold metal in your hands because no
One understands, be cheerful and merry
But it has never come to your door

We want to shed the light, you are
Not forgotten and believed tonight
We want to hold you ion the safe
Places of God's arms held to God's ear.