A Private Hurricane_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Prayer for a president caught in a media storm
O Lord, be near our president.
He needs you as his critics vent
accusing him of apathy
within Katrina's wake.
It is a private hurricane
that twists the truth and places blame
on one who aches for those in pain
and loved ones they have lost.
Please vindicate our nation's chief
who did his best to send relief
but had no way of knowing then
the toll we all know now.
Encourage him for what's ahead
as numbers grow and tears are shed.
And don't allow his critics' barbs
to wound his will to lead.
|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.