We have a pope

A poem inspired by new pope

To the editor:
We have a pope
For the children of Syria
Ravaged, hungry, ignored
For the people in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq
Beleaguered in endless wars and
Death even from the skies
We have hope for the powerless
Mothers in Africa holding in their arms children dying
We have a shepherd
Who will lead and
Listen with his heart
To Americans needing shelter and care
Hold a wounded world
Mending the broken pieces
Habemus Papem.