|Two unique pope for our time|
A Sonnet for Pope Francis
To Peter's chair he came, a big surprise
With love for Lady Poverty his mark,
Refusing pomp and trappings, he abides
In simple rooms outside the papal park.
St. Peter's has not seen his like before,
Although that could be said of every pope.
Each is unique in place and time, what's more,
Each offers to his age the gift of hope.
Pope Francis is God's gift for these hard days
When mankind seems intent on suicide.
He tells us to be brave, embracing ways
That call to all to rush to Jesus' side.
We cannot know the day or know the hour,
But we can till the garden for faith's flower.