Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope Francis I on 13 March 2013.
Dear Papa, (Poem hi-jacked by "G" ~ oops) As the “G” of a young Catholic boy, His words and memories ~ His to enjoy, Excitement followed ~ As if running a relay, Talking as fast ~ Of the Pope’s day, His words to share ~ His to hold, Of Papa’s Grace ~ As The Boy Told.
We are the 5th grade class of Flaget, We watched your visit every day, Just to see you on American land, Walking and Touching ~ Hearts and Hands, You shared graciously ~ Your Religious Romance, American hearts opened ~ And became entranced, A story book visit ~ Of one gentle man, You stopped and touched ~ Your fellowman, Religion did not stand in the way, As history was written ~ Kindness displayed, TV’s were on ~ And the world came to see, All standing ~ Mentally on bended knee, The Multitudes Believed and Prayed, That your visit ~ Could be America’s Crusade, Blessings and kisses ~ Brought smiles and tears, Your gentle face ~ Will be remembered for years. Over-and-Over ~ You said, "Pray for Me,” Those you asked ~ Touched by your plea, You became real ~ To American youth, God Bless You Papa ~ For Speaking The Truth.
*Written for my grandson ~ His class, friends and school,
So they will always remember ~ That Pope Francis was cool.
Mrs. Wilson ~ 5th grade class Mrs. Wilson ~ Religious Teacher Mrs. Lori Wissel ~ Principal Fr. David Fleck ~ St. John's Perish Flaget Elementary School ~ Vincennes, IN Catholic Diocese of Evansville, IN