Holy Innocents

The child who escaped into Egypt

Did not escape for long

Thirty years or so

Enough to end his song


Quiet days in Nazareth

Happy peaceful home

Suddenly are ended

When he went to roam


Many lives are ended

Long before they should

Brutal crimes surround us

Like the nailing to the wood


Innocents are taken

Knife crime on the loose

A mother in Australia

Suffers that abuse


Via Dolorosa

Our passage through this land

Carry the cross behind him

Each day take the stand


Brian Fahy

27 December 2022


+ An English woman, aged 41, a wife and mother, is stabbed to death in her home in Australia, by two 17 year olds who are attempting burglary.

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