A Day at the Beach
Remembering D-Day six decades later.
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
June 4, 2004
The Cost for a Day at the Beach_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Remembering D-Day Six Decades Later
Forget for a moment
the price of gas
and contemplate a war long passed.
Consider the cost
for a day at the beach
that turned the tide toward peace.
The 6th month
The 6th day
60 years ago
(mostly men less than 20 years old
carrying 80 pounds of equipment
toward a destination 200 yards through the sand)
Millions abroad hoping
Millions at home praying
that the moustached-monster in Berlin
would finally meet his match.
11 months and 2 days later
those hopes were realized
and those prayers were answered.
But not without a hefty price tag.
The bottom line was more than a thin red one.
The cost was incalculable.
|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.