As most people here in the Tri-State area, we have seen the presentations and masses pronounced by Pope Francis of the the Holy Seas and many of us have been deeply touched by his message of Love and Peace. This is my poem to honor his visit. I also tried painting his friendly face with all due respect.
Skies of crystal blue prevailed today
As the Pope of Hope
Like Jesus did walked among us
Even for those who were not too close
deep emotions did not fail
to energize and fill all hearts
with glory and hopeful dreams
As he waved to thousands
On what now will be the Holy urban trail
called out his name,
and cried sweet tears
for this Pope of the People
had washed away their fears.
For many today
Life will not be the same
History records impatiently
The sounds and sights today
Pope Francis of the Holy Sea
Prays for you and me and
For even the non-believer
All he wants is Peace to be a reality.
He asked us all to restore our hope
To resolve our differences with respect
For we must live as one
He asked us all to educate the young.
must learn the lessons well;
To build our oneness
and fraternal love,
To restore a Nation of Freedom for all
This is our divine call.
He said to Remember the Golden Rule.
Our faces may be different yes
But our hearts beat all the same
Some filled with passion and compassion
Love can only be our gain.
Thank you Pope Francisco of the Holy Sea
for your humble presence and
your words of inspiration.
With Gratitude and Remembrance
I think we will see clearly now,
And forever more.
No more smog or clouds
to block our vision and sincere affirmations
For deep down in our hearts
We know this to be true
United we stand
and in God We Trust.
God bless America
and Pope Francis,
God bless you too.
“This Christmas mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love, and then speak it again.” – Author Unknown
- Selfless Good Deed? (cindybrandt.wordpress.com)
- christmas presence (thebambooprinciple.wordpress.com)
- Forgiveness (psychologytoday.com)
Photo by Melba Christie (c) 2012
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.”
“I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.”
– Duke Ellington
“If you are yourself at peace, then there is at least some peace in the world. Then share your peace with everyone, and everyone will be at peace.” –Thomas Merton
“I am very happy, very enchanted … for I am surrounded here by everything I love… My desire would be to stay just like this forever, in a quiet corner of nature. –Claude Monet
“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly. “One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” –Hans Christian Anderson
- A Poem in Your Pocket Day (poemattic.wordpress.com)
- Beautiful people do not just happen (themovingbookshelf.wordpress.com)
- A poem as message in a bottle (objetsdevertu.wordpress.com)
- Integrity- A poem (timebush.com)
Note: This poem is made up of lines from my favorite Christmas songs.
I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas
this Christmas most especially
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Each moment in peace eternally
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Do you hear what I hear?
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
Telling us Our Jesus Christ is Born
Please come home for Christmas
Cause you’re all I want for Christmas
There is nothing like
Having you home for the holidays
When you get here
We will all sing
our favorite Christmas songs
During the Silent Night
we will Praise His Name forever
and listen to the angels sing
and keep our troubles
out of sight
And though it’s been said many times
Merry Christmas to you
Especially this Christmas
will be a Christmas to Remember
I can only try to imagine that moment
the sweet path
leading to the Father
How Awesome it must have been
what I know is is that
He is the resurrection and
I am a believer.