She gave me birth, a sense of worth
and the name by which I'm known.
My mother tucked me in at night
so I was not alone.
She helped me walk, taught me to talk
and she dabbed my tearstained face.
My mother's love that would not quit
prepared me for God's grace.
She let me go so I could grow
into all that I've become.
And on my own I realized
who I'd descended from.
My father's wife who gave me life
is far more than I first thought.
She's worth far more than all I own,
too priceless to be bought.
Without much rest, she did her best.
At long last I came to see
that it was not a piece of cake
to raise a child like me.
So on this day when children say
just how much their mothers mean,
"Hear ye, hear ye, my mom's the best.
Her Majesty's my Queen."
|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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