What can you do?

Witness to the truth

Or just go back to Galilee and die?

He let himself be taken for a sinner

He did not resist their cruel blows

Nor their taunts and jibes

He walked the road to Calvary

And there was crucified


Stephen in his turn

Would pay the price

For speaking out and preaching in his name

Pagan hearts and pagan ears

Stubborn people all

They picked up stones to throw at him

And so did Stephen fall


And now Navalny

In his turn

Why did you go back home?

Would it not be easier

To live maybe in Rome?

No place is safe from murderers

And poison is a pest

I’ll go back home

Among my own

And leave to God the rest


Brian Fahy

3 May 2022

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