I'm weary of the carnage
that each day Iraqis face.
A dozen dead. Two score blown up
and even more displaced.
The Tigris and Euphrates
flow with blood like Pharaoh's Nile.
And chances are it will get worse
when Saddam's at last on trial.
The plagues of ancient Egypt
stole the lives of their firstborn.
And though their tears declined with time
those moms and dads still mourned.
And now Iraqi parents
are heard weeping through the night.
A plague called terror kills and maims
while mocking freedom's light.
Dear God of Israel's children,
of every tongue and race,
please bring about a settled calm
and dry each tear-stained face.
|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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by Hal Evan Caplan.
A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.