In Praise of Unpaid Heroes_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Recognizing the worth of America’s veterans
I know a wrinkled balding man
who proudly served his Uncle Sam
and claims he’d do it all again
to fight for liberty
I think you’ve seen this man before.
This one who risked his life in war
and then returned without a limb
but with no real regrets.
He has a tale he’s known to tell
of what it’s like surviving Hell
and how it feels when buddies die
or lose their sanity.
Although he’s brave, he’s also shy
and tries to dodge the public’s eye.
He’s quite content to quietly
reflect on freedom’s price.
But when he sees the flag go by,
this man is not ashamed to cry.
He stands up straight and then salutes
a banner he esteems.
I know that man and so do you.
He’s rarely paid what he is due.
His name is VETERAN and he’s earned
a place in history.
|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.