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Oh, the Places You Will Go

A poem for high school graduates (with apologies to Dr. Seuss)

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
June 8, 2018

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Oh, the Places You Will Go

The world's your oyster. The world's your stage.
Your future awaits, so turn the page.

The Lord will guide you. So, trust His plans.
Just say "Your wish is my command."

Look in your heart. What brings delight?
Embrace your gift. Turn on the light.

God made you just the way you are.
So go with that and you'll go far.

But far begins with one small step.
So lace your shoes and then expect
to run your race at your own speed.
Don't fret about who's in the lead.

This thing called life's a marathon.
It's not a sprint. So, carry on!

Along the way, you'll trip and fall.
You'll bruise your knees and that's not all.

Your pride will smart, but that's okay.
That's how you learn to make your way.

So, each new day look in the mirror.
Confront yourself and what you fear.

Be sure to give yourself a smile.
It's good to celebrate each mile.

Along the path that you will go,
who cares if you go fast or slow.

Remind yourself God's in control
and He will help you reach your goals.

What matters most is making time
to pace yourself and read the signs
of where to go and what to do.
The future does depend on you.

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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.

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