samuel nze

Rookie (13th October 1980 / lagos, nigeria)

Francis Arinze - Poem by samuel nze

The Holy Father at last is dead
Who will succeed him
Who will be the next pope
Francis Arinze?

I dare say he will
First swarthy pontiff
Nigerian on a seat raised high
Negro father of the whole world.

All hail Francis Arinze
Soon to be pope
Prophesy as sure as sunrise
From a hallowed east.

I loved Karol Woytila
He was a patron of peace
But I will love Francis as well
My brother and kin.

He will shepherd souls
Like the Saviour himself
With the keys of Peter
He will enter them to heaven.

I do pray to Celestial forces
Move the hand of God
Let Francis approach the cathedral
Let him be pope.

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  • (4/3/2005 3:14:00 PM)

    Yes, how good for Africa, the continent of the 21st century. It will be a test for the College of Cardinals - have they the insight, or will they play safe and close to home? I hope you have your wish granted, Samuel - and if not, well, God knows best! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 3, 2005

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