The Prince of Wales in tux and tails,
Camilla dressed in gray,
walked down the aisle while royals smiled
and then they knelt to pray.
The prince's bride without much pride
expressed her sinfulness
as Charles, too, prayed to renew
a faith he once confessed.
The Queen was there and Tony Blair
and by their presence said,
"Regrets remain, but all the same
let's love these who've now wed."
Can you erase what's cleansed by grace?
Or will you roll your eyes?
It's fun to rake up old mistakes,
to joke and criticize.
But, don't be a thug and act so smug
and call the prince a goat.
You aren't a saint. Beneath your paint
you have no room to gloat.
Consult your mirror. It's very clear.
The one who looks at you
can be quite base and needs God's grace
and longs to start brand new.
|PO BOOKS BY GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS
Sunday Rhymes & Reasons
Published June 4, 2009
Sunday Rhymes and Reasons is a compilation of inspirational poetry by America's pastor/poet laureate, Greg Asimakoupoulos. In this, his third volume of poetry, Pastor Greg paints word pictures that portray both the struggle and fulfillment that define a life of faith. His repertoire of rhymes celebrate rite-of-passage occasions like birth, baptism, marriage and death as well as the major holidays of the church and culture. It is a volume that illustrates the poet's love of words and of popular culture. The author dips his brush into a paint box of hubris, humor and honesty.
"Gloria and I have been encouraged by word pictures from Greg's pen that have celebrated both our ministry and God's presence in our world." – Bill Gaither, Gospel music composer/performer
"Gifted poet Greg Asimakoupoulos is a dear friend of our family. His poetry blesses, comforts, entertains, and provides inspiration for every season of life." – Natalie Grant, singer/songwriter/recording artist
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