A Hillsborough Community College Student Publication since 1978.
By Liam Curtin
The shepherd of a billion or more,
he was a peaceful warrior for human freedom,
giving an overdue plea to the Jews
to forgive our years of bodily and spiritual abuse.
Fighting the evils of communism,
he warned us of capitalism
and battled materialism
Mobile was his throne,
the world, he made his home.
A peaceful pilgrim was our Pope.
His message was of love, peace, and…hope.
Muhammad, Abraham, the Hindus were all invited,
“Let’s meet on common ground…
He showed his humanity
in his humility.
In his redemptive suffering,
he expressed his divinity.
He was a friend to the poor,
to the rich, a guide.
Shaken, hunched, defenseless,
he stood up for the dignity
of human life.
How valuable his life
even in the ﬁnal stage
when poor, Terri died.
Was she already freed from her cage?
Now, separated is the spirit from the man.
Next to God, in awe, does he stand.
In the darkness, shone a great light!
Let’s carry on the non-violent ﬁght.