Pope John Paul II
1920 - 2005

ciao, Papa Wojtyla

He offered a hand as moral guide.
His faith a rock.
He sought to bridge religious divide.
His faith a rock.

Hope he gave to those in need,
Admonished leaders who did not heed.

And then
And then
He died.

He no longer stands upon our side,
Gone the vigor upon which we relied,
Yet we are filled with human pride,
That he walked among us,
His faith a rock.