Would you have stood at the foot of the cross
Like the women and a mother and a beloved
Disciple, would you have watched them mock
Spit, jeer, would you have made that much of a
Political statement against a repressive regime
Would you have dared to align yourself with
Shame, subversiveness, being labeled an enemy
Of the state, would you have watched and prayed
Would you be able to stand, to hear the cries of
Lostness, forsaken by everyone, would we truly
Choose to stand there, there is no quick fix, no
Way to protest, no way to save, just a place to
Submit and feel the full force of violence, deep
Sadness, awash in a weary world that knows
Nothing different, would you stand by and watch