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It's where we learn to accept others

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
September 16, 2016

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Diversity University

Diversity University
is a process not a place.
It's the school that we attend our whole life long.
It's the classroom where we must unlearn
the lies that we were taught
when as children we accepted what was wrong.

Diversity University
helps us read another's eyes
and then study what is written on their face.
It's where we confront our bias
and do homework on our own
as we reflect on God's amazing grace.

Diversity University
is the means by which we grow
to become the person God meant us to be.
It's where we accept our classmates
as deserving to be loved
while we celebrate the right to disagree.

Diversity University
is challenging for sure.
It's the hardest college anyone attends.
To make the grade you swallow pride
and sip humility.
It's a learning process that just never ends.

* This poem was written for the Diversity Awareness Partners at Covenant Shores Retirement Community on Mercer Island, Washington.

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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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