For ten years I have read the news
and rhymed the reasons for my views
to give my readers subtle clues
of how faith intersects.
I've scanned the headlines with an eye
for what has people asking why
and then I do my best to try
and make some sense of it.
I've analyzed what's on TV,
the movies that are sure to please
and even sports celebrities
who disappoint their fans.
Like Dr. Seuss I've tried to sound
nonsensical but still profound
while planting seeds in holy ground
that hopefully will grow.
And so for ten years every week
I've let my readers have a peek
into a heart that tries to seek
what God would have me say.
|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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