Haiku #8 - For Pope John Paul the Great


Written on 9:48 PM by Jack B.

Emilia's Lolek
Son of Wadowice, of Krakow,
Of Rome, of the World.

Unbending but loving
A canny politician
Yet still God's servant.

Defying labels
Others would apply to him
They didn't understand.

True to tradition
True his Master called the Christ
True to Mother Church

The Bark of Peter
Never seemed so strong to those
Who hung on to it

Others fell off-side
Blinded by their own vain light
But Jesus remains.

Totus Tuus to
The Blessed Virgin who was
There at journey's end.

Once he looked to us
Then we came to him. Grateful.
No, Karol, thank you.

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