On Karol Wojtyla
Who would have thought that manlinessAnd gentleness could live in bliss?
Who would have thought that manlinessAnd tenderness could coexist?
Who would have thought that manlinessAnd holiness would be so missed?
His boundless energy boundedAnd rebounded beyond the bounds
Of life. He smiled much from the Sun's raysAnd much joy and much hope filled his days.
His zeal for the commonwealBespoke the love within the seal
Of his heart’s nature, and the flameOf Nature’s heart would brook no blame,
Nor besmirch his kindly soul withIll thoughts or sinful deeds forthwith.
Truly, this was a saintly man,A man who loved to serve in God’s plan.