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Remembering Bobby

The aftermath of RFK's death is still before us 40 years later.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
June 6, 2008

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Remembering Bobby
Remembering Bobby_Greg Asimakoupoulos-The aftermath of RFK's death is still before us In June of 1968
an Arab zealot filled with hate
destroyed a young man's White House dreams
and ended his brief life.

In disbelief our nation cried.
First Martin and then Bobby died.
With King and Kennedy gunned down,
we staggered hero-less.

The bloodshed of a dreaded war
had now become our homeland's horror.
In Memphis and in warm LA,
the chill of death brought fear.

Fast-forward to this current year.
Four decades later there's still fear
within another Kennedy
who's fighting for his life.

A black man and his White House dreams
has triggered fears that millions deem
are based in inexperience
and questionable faith.

And then there is the current war
dividing us from shore to shore.
Some fear this war will never end
and some we'll quit too soon.

Yes, fear lives on in different clothes.
There's nothing new. That's how it goes.
But fear unchallenged fuels our hate
and robs us of God's peace.

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Judy from Wheaton, IL writes:
June 6, 2008
Great insights, Greg!

Jack Swanson from Carol Stream, IL writes:
June 7, 2008
Your use of the phrase "questionable faith" regarding Barack Obama is certainly not in line with Scripture's teaching about not judging others, particularly when it is a matter of heart not action. This kind of subtle undermining of a candidate does you no favor. We have heard Barack's personal testimony prior to his becoming a candidate and were convinced of his sincerity. Please don't try to influence your readers' opinions in this less than transparent manner.

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