The war goes on. Gas prices rise.
Katrina's wake's left angry "whys?"
And four years after terror struck
our nation reels in fear.
There's tribal chaos and there's AIDS.
In Africa the hues and shades
are colors paled by hopelessness
no spectrum's ever known.
The homeless wander streets and parks
while hatred rules the human heart.
And peace on earth remains a dream
on which our nightmares feed.
O God, preserve us from despair.
Please listen to this heartfelt prayer
and show us something we can do
to slow the speed of pain.
|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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by Hal Evan Caplan.
A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.