Pope John Paul 11

by Michael D Nalley   Apr 8, 2005

Pope John Paul 11

So self-evident this saint will be sainted
As we envision the honors to be painted
There is not a cross, greater than a throne
Where the sins of his people become his own

He sees all sins in the garden of Gethsemane
Willing to accept His cup whatever it may be
The glory of the olive was our churches head
Praying for world peace as he broke the Bread

The Father gave his son to the cross not to condone
The act of this crucifixion understood by God alone
He died so that He could live in the hearts of great men
Willing to suffer persecution for His glory now and then

He had a poet’s passion for His order and His word
Speaking in many tongues so by many he was heard
A simple prayer of the rosary beating the rhythm of life
In communion with the saints accepting worldly strife

He did not pay the price to condone any sin
Forgiveness is necessary for healing to begin
Holy See, Vicar of Christ or Bishop of Rome
May our Lord bless you on your way home


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  • 13 years ago

    by brittni

    i have so much respect for people who can write poems like you can =) i love it

  • 13 years ago

    by Rachel E F Allen

    Thoroughly excellent - a testiment to both your style of writing and the love which you seem to hold for the gentleness of the late pope. Congratulations xx

  • 13 years ago

    by shannon

    wow... i am speechless..beautiful..the way you put it was amazing and very very true..loved it so much! 5/5!!

  • 13 years ago

    by EpithetPoet

    A very beautiful poem, very fitting for such a great man who dedicated himself to his belief and God. Thank you for the comments on my own poetry. It's always an honour to receive comments from talented writers, and i mean that in the least suck assy way as possible :)

  • 13 years ago

    by *liZ*

    Our beliefs are differnt, sO i am not going to judge it on material, I will judge it on your flow..

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