Albino Luciani

Briefly

Only briefly on the stage

Then he was gone

History turned a page

He smiled and we remembered

His face lit up the room

A warm communicator

Gone – gone too soon

 

A little girl sat in the square

She listened to him speak

And turning to her father

She gave a joyful shriek

Papa, papa, she said to him

I understood it all

Every word he said to me

Simplicity is all

 

Today we honour him again

‘Beato’ now we say

Albino Luciani

A light to guide our way

A brother on our journey

A humble man withal

A moment in the spotlight

His life a gift to all

 

Brian Fahy

4 September 2022

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