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Rio Olympics Reflections

A picture of world peace

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
August 5, 2016

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Rio Olympics Reflections

In the city where the World Cup
found us watching gifted feet,
athletes from many nations test their skill.
Down in Rio de Janeiro
the Olympic torch burns bright
as the hopes and dreams of hundreds are fulfilled.

There'll be track and field and swimming,
wrestling, basketball and more.
In the shadow of that giant Christ, they'll strive
to win the gold or silver
(and if bronze they won't complain).
Each is grateful that this moment they're alive.

The eyes of all are focused
on the Summer Games this week.
In a world of terror, such events bring peace.
They find us as one family,
diverse yet fully one.
May the unity of Rio never cease.

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