God Bless The Pope

God bless the Pope:
He might, as well.
There is no hope
Of merry Hell -

Who else should bless
His staff, his guide?
He'd not confess
He's Petrified.

You keep the keys,
You get the nod.
So pray you. Please -
Should he bless God?

Yes. Let them give
Themselves respect:
That we may live
In their neglect.

We aren't divine.
We know who's Boss.
We sign the line
With one quick cross.

From the book Rime Present