Is Michael Jackson Really Free?_Greg Asimakoupoulos-There are some freedoms a judge can't grant.
A black umbrella hoisted high
protected Mike from sun.
A black-robed judge kept him from heat
by seeing justice done.
This rather strange celebrity
has walked, but soon he'll dance.
Perhaps upon an SUV
in his pajama pants.
And yet me thinks it obvious
that Michael Joe's in pain.
Financially and physically
his troubles never wane.
And though he rules the world of pop,
he's rarely on his throne.
At Neverland in spite of crowds
he always looks alone.
I doubt that M J loves his life.
Though free, he's bound by dreams
that never are quite realized.
At least that's how it seems.
A judge can keep a man from jail
but he can't guarantee
that deep within that person's heart
he's really truly free.
|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
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