Jimmy's Crack Scorned
Why the former President misspoke
Jimmy's crack scorned and white folks care
that a President would dare
to say Obama's health care woes
are just because he's black.
That which Carter claimed as true
insults the likes of me and you.
It fails to own how far we've come
since Martin shared his dream.
I believe our reticence
comes from bold "facts" that don't make sense
and from our fears that we'll become
like those in Canda.
Jimmy's crack scorned both black and white.
And such wisecracking isn't right.
The man from Plains is nuts to think
we're racist to object.
Those Rainy Nights in Georgia
Giving Mother Nature the respect she demands
Just a rainy night in Georgia?
How they wish it was just one.
Countless days of nonstop downpours
have Atlantans on the run.
Widespread flooding has proved tragic.
Children have been swept away.
Tears of sorrow fall like raindrops
as it was in Noah's day.
Now as then we are beholden
to the force of nature's whim.
Even those quite wise and wealthy
quickly bow to floods and winds.
|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
Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.
A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.