I have written, and write, verses on different subjects,including politics. Some are satiric and some, I hope, amusing. Feel free to comment.

February 18, 2013

In Rome a Vacancy is announced

When Pope Benedict XVI said he would step down
and cast aside his Papal crown
it was not long before many people wanted to know
if it was his own choice or if he was persuaded to go.

He is following the example of his namesake Benedict Nine
who, after being Pope three times, decided to finally resign.
He did so because he could no longer resist the appeal
of bribes offered by Gregory the Sixth who was impatient to get his hands on the papal