An Eruption Waiting to Happen_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Why Shasta Groene needs our prayers
Young Shasta hasta ache inside
from all that she's been through.
This victim of such evil crimes
could not have had a clue
what would be stolen from her grasp.
Her childhood innocence.
Two brothers and her mother, too
by one deprived of sense.
He robbed her of a good night's sleep.
He vandalized her dreams.
He took what can't be given back
through his perverted schemes.
And though she's finally safe and snug
within her father's arms,
this little princess needs our prayers
to shield her from new harms.
For what's beneath her winning smile
won't always be contained.
Like Mt. St. Helens, Shasta, too,
in time will spew and flame.
Let's pray this blast will be controlled
through long term therapy
and that she'll know her Father's love.
The One she cannot see.
|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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