A Loss to Everyone


Bishop Sheppard has passed away and gone.
Alas, I did not know him, but from what
people say he was a very good man.

Came to the City when in decline,
a holy he linked himself to the poor.
Bishop Sheppard has passed away and gone.

Joined forces with the Archbishop and played
revered man’s roll in inner city strife,
people say he was a very good man

Welcomed Bishop of Rome to his own See
a champion man of Christ’s teachings,
Bishop Sheppard has passed away and gone.

Tense effect of, “Faith in the City”,
churchman of great calling and dignity,
people say he was a very good man

Like a Batman and Robin act with his
Counterpart on their fields of God and play.
Bishop Sheppard has passed away and gone,
people say he was a very good man.

By John Clays