I’ve Been a Puppet, a Pauper, a Pirate, a Poet, a Pawn and a Pope

I know that everyone thought we were done with papal pap with the election of Francis, and you would have been right, but a devoted delusional follower who does not want to give up the dream sent me a outfit which as you will see below, keeps the “what if” scenario alive.

My papal service would have begun with my name choice. I did a little research and I think I would have chosen Pope Alanus de Rupe (also Alan, Alain de la Roche, Blessed Alan or Blessed Alain de la Roche), Born in September (like myself),in Brittany 1428,he was a Roman Catholic theologian noted for rousing sermons. Although not a Saint, I would have promoted him immediately.

Begging you patience, I won’t drag this out ad nauseum, concluding with some visuals of what my papacy might have briefly looked like.


First appearance by Pope Alanus


Blessing of the animals.


For a thousand dollar contribution to the poor, you can do a shot with the Pope. (Picture extra)


Watching over my flock.



About Alan G Billingsley

My career has been varied, including time as a newspaper deliverer, lifeguard, bubble gum maker, door-to-door detergent promoter, telephone book proofreader, short order cook, private employment agency counselor and owner, office and credit manger, infantryman, pots and pans salesman, Chinese restaurant cook, Chinese restaurant owner, public employment counselor, budget analyst, tax analyst, grant administrator, radio announcer, radio and television show host, disk jockey, automobile valet, child advocate, and now retiree. I've seldom been bored.
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