Upon a gilded balcony, history along with a couple of jokes was made.
Jorge became Francis and the world was given another reason to hope.
A good and humble, he thinks more of the poor than himself and now is pope.
He choose to walk a simple path , may God’s grace shine down,
As he leads a people who need guidance and his willingness to listen.
Their world is changing and they need a new path forged,
Not retreat to the old one.
* A note on this poem, I was raised Catholic but do not attend services anymore. My faith lead me in another direction. The Catholic Church will always be my first spiritual home and I truly hope that today signals something positive for the church, its people and the world.