Student Poetry: Borgias


By Martin S. Hussey Jr.

The man I paint is no ordinary man,

He is Rodrigo Borgias, Pope of Rome.

Between Ireland and the land of Ottoman,

He spreads God’s word through Christendom.

Yet Borgias is mortal, tempted by sin

That the Son of God crafts to be

His papacy corrupted to support his kin

Will be remembered for years to come.

And his love for the arts and their makers like me

Will be forgotten over the gossip his rivals drum.