Voting Abroad and at Home
Reflections on Iraq's election and Oscar nominations.
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
January 27, 2005
Democracy's First Breath
A Prayer for the Iraqi Elections
the ballot box
in terror-torn Iraq.
But he can’t see
won’t be denied by talk.
The fateful day
is days away…
democracy’s first breath.
As they elect,
O God protect
the innocent from death.
We thought it bad
with hanging chads.
They hang the ones who vote.
Each polling place
is far from safe
as freedom tries to float.
Keep it alive
so it can thrive.
Dear God, please hear this prayer.
Derail the dreams
and evil schemes
of madmen over there.
The Passion of the Academy
Why Oscar overlooked Jesus
They hung the Savior out to die
without an Oscar nod.
They nominated Hughes and Charles
while overlooking God.
Their passion's for a man who flew
and one who made kids fly
and friends joyriding tasting wine
while looking for life's why.
They voted for a boxing champ
and one who sang the blues.
But he who died to save the world
did not make Headline News.
The Gospel According to Mel was tops
when measuring the take.
But ticket sales are not the key
to taking home the cake.
It's what the voters see as "sweet."
The 'cademy's the boss.
So it's no shock that they ignored
the man upon the cross.
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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
Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.
A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.
Happy Birthday, Israel
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of modern Israel's birth
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 5/18/18
A Tribute to Wingless Angels
In recognition of National Nurses Week
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 5/11/18
A National Day of Prayer
Is it really what we claim?
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 5/6/18
Houston, We Have a Problem
Praying for Barbara Bush's best friend
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 4/26/18
Remembering a Memorable Bush
A tribute to a former First Lady
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 4/20/18
About Face(book), Mr. Zuckerberg
Facing up to what's gone wrong
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 4/13/18
Keeping the Dream Alive
Recalling Dr. King's Death 50 years ago
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 4/6/18
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