To Pope John Paul (written by Miriam Ellul, on the 2nd of April a few minutes before His death)
A father to the world
always there to forgive and listen
to all the troubles and smallest word
irrelevant of what religion.
Your sweet face behind that smile
with a tinge of sadness,
showed concern to all your children
scattered throughout the nations.
Thousands gathered beneath your window
waiting for your blessing,
and every Sunday, in health or sickness
never it went missing.
Young children gather to see your face
with that gentle loving look.
“Let the children come to me
’cause theirs is heaven’s kingdom”.
Thank you Pope for visiting our island
we never thought you will.
Thousands came on the granaries and
our dream you did fulfil.
We prayed to God, to relief your pain
and keep you safe in His embrace
until that day the world regrets,
when you meet Him in a better place.