Following the Doctor's Orders_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Why Dr. King's prescription for racial inequality needs to be acted onI think we've really come quite far
since Doctor MLK, JR
prescribed a medication
for our nation's skin disease.
What Martin clearly diagnosed
reflects how quickly bias grows
when prejudice is overlooked
or countenanced as right.
The good Doc's remedy was clear.
We start by looking in the mirror
and taking stock of how we tend
to justify our hate.
And then he said to exercise
(not with our legs but with our eyes)
by being blind to color
as we look at those God made.
But then the doctor left us quick.
He died when we were still quite sick.
And yet in the past forty years
we're on the road to health.
Our skin disease is clearing up.
We're drinking from a common cup.
And as we swallow pride,
we taste our true equality.
|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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