When Barry was a boy of three
the Selma March made history.
Our nation's first black President
could not have then conceived
how much that Bloody Sunday nailed
the plight of those unjustly jailed.
Barack would only later see
the milepost it was.
That march would help to bridge a gap
in which young gifted blacks were trapped.
It blazed a trail through "no man's land"
to reach a voting booth.
The march of progress has been slow
and there is still so far to go.
In spite of strides we all have made,
God weeps at what He sees.
Yes, after half a century
a King's dream of equality
remains a nightmare haunting those
who long for righteousness.
Through what I do and what I say,
Lord, may I be a bridge today
providing love the means to walk
with freedom, grace and hope.
* In case you didn't get to watch our President's speech in Selma, here's a link. What "Ask not what your country can do for you" was for JFK, Selma was for Obama.
|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.