(Can be sung, to “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” but you don’t have to!)

I haven’t dared ask as yet,

Ukrainia was their home…

And often-times they’d visit

The remaining folks back home;

Taisa was rather nice,

We grew up side-by-side…

Appreciating each other’s

Intense ethnic pride.

I hope their relatives o’er there

Are safe and un-endangered…

A troubling time Ukrainians

Have definitely endured;

Please pray for Orthodox churches

Priests, bishops and all

That they might offer comfort

In the midst of political walls!

–Jonathan Caswell

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