The Gospel According to a Prison John
Why you shouldn't always flush
If you are called an infidel
by Islam's holy book,
it's doubtful you will read it all
or even give a look.
And though you might be tempted to,
don't toss it in the john.
To flush it down as human waste
is not your right. That's wrong.
Imprisoned soldiers still are men
and worthy of respect.
The things they deem as God-inspired
aren't targets for our spit.
I guess what matters most of all
is doing what you'd want
if your worn Bible was found out
the moment you were caught.
To desecrate a book or shrine
is what some countries do.
But that is not our nation's way.
In war there's justice too.
Adding Up What Divides Us
Why keeping score of the war isn't easy
It's been THREE years.
TOO long some say.
ONE wonders FOR what cause.
A FIVE star general in D.C.
admits to fatal flaws.
In war the numbers don't add up.
The totals are much more
than those who've died
and dollars spent.
There's all the bloody gore.
But don't forget
what's been achieved
as freedom spreads its wings.
Iraqi women, kids and men
have heard their future sing.
|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.