Election Day has come and gone.
And yet divisions linger on.
There is an aftertaste of sorts
that's bitter on our tongues.
We voiced our values, spoke our minds,
but in the process we were blind
to seeing those with different views
as worthy of our love.
We're still at odds. Our hate's still strong.
And though we think we're right, we're wrong
to treat another with disgrace
and take the lower road.
The issues are complex and deep.
The learning curve is long and steep.
But understanding is the key
that unlocks common dreams.
Black lives do matter. But there are more…
Those wrongly jailed. The working poor.
Aborted babies. Homeless teens.
Those hooked on opioids.
A COVID patient's dying prayer
to have a family member there.
An honest cop whose hands are tied
from doing what he should.
When Christians try to share their faith,
they're judged intolerant. But wait!
The First Amendment makes quite clear
they have the right to speak.
And Muslims who desire peace
(who pray that terrorism cease)
are often painted with a brush
reserved for those at war.
Lord, help us find some common ground
where seeds of friendship might be found
that we could irrigate with hope
and fertilize with trust.
|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.