The Holy Father is taking care of us
Challenging and thrilling the world
Easing and calming the global fuss
Even with a simple word
He sounds like a global nurse
Seeking justice for the hairy and the bald
Soaring beyond the chronicles of faith
Toppling incarcerating principles of birth
The Holy Father is changing Mother Earth
And Mother Earth tightens her girth
To embrace this newly-found mirth
Like water flowing through a firth
But I wonder
Who is this that is bolder
In human skin and not older
That stewards and takes care of Papa?
Or is it give and give for him?
And take and take for us?
What if no one except Christ
Thinks of putting Francesco first
And she or he last
Like Papa has done in the past
Without going aghast
Despite many an ungodly blast?
David N. Munene,
Programs Manager, CYNESA.