It's Sunday and the worshipers
have gathered filled with hope.
They raise their hands toward Heaven as they pray.
These congregants are fervent
in their liturgy and zeal.
You'd think it's church to see the Seahawks play.
The refs (like certain preachers)
are preoccupied with rules.
They're quick to point out when somebody sins.
But they also call attention
to the progress that is made
as they run along beside Lynch til he's in.
The choir wears their matching robes
that boast the number 12.
They loudly sing their songs in unison.
Their chanting cheers the faithful
as their words inspire faith
that when all is said and done they will have won.
"Go Hawks!" A stranger offers
as he passes on the street.
He see me clad in 12th Man green and blue.
"Go Hawks!" is my rejoinder
much like what we say in church
"The Lord be with you! And also with you!"
It seems like a religion
when you stop to analyze
the rituals that mark a Seahawks' fan.
There's passion and allegiance
and commitment to a cause
that a non-believer cannot understand.
|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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