Home
Loading
  Contact Us    
Bridge Over the River Miss

Asking God to span the pain.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
August 3, 2007

Bookmark and Share
Bridge Over the River Miss
Bridge Over the River Miss_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Asking God to span the painThe woes aren't gone
at Wobegon.
They're likely to remain.
A bridge went down
near St. Paul's town
and nothing spans the pain.

The mighty Miss
is all a mess.
Those missing are feared dead.
Its murky depths
conceal who's left
asleep there on her bed.

It's so unreal.
That twisted steel
has fed our mares of night.
The mourning lasts
though midday's past.
It's such a haunting sight.

And so, good God,
don't think it odd
such bad news takes a toll.
We bend and break
(for goodness sake)
when grief broadsides our soul.

Please Lord uphold
the weak and bold
and those who will collapse.
Give living grace as loved ones face
the sting of Death's cruel slaps.

(0 Comments)
Post a Comment

Send Us Your Opinion
(Comments are moderated.)
Your Name:*


Your E-Mail Address:*
(Confidential. Will not be published.)


Location:


Comments:*
Note: In order to control automated spam submissions, URLs are no longer permitted in this form.



Verification:
Please type the letters you see above.

  Printer-Friendly

Bookmark and Share

» awesomerev@aol.com


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

More Information
RSS FEED
RSS Feed for Greg Asimakoupoulos: RSS Feed for Greg Asimakoupoulos
EMAIL ALERTS
Sign up to receive an e-mail notice when new articles by this author are published. Your address remains confidential, and you may cancel at any time. A confirmation email will be sent.

Your e-mail address:
po Books
Now Available!

Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.

A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.

More Information.

More by Greg Asimakoupoulos
One Small Step
Contemplaing the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 7/19/19
The Waiting Room
Experiencing the emotion of a mother's last days
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 7/12/19
Just Do It, Nike!
A call to stand up to Colin Kaepernick
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 7/5/19
Borderline Disaster
Haunted by the heartache of the migrant crisis
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/28/19
The State of My Conflicted Heart
A prayer when life doesn't rhyme
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/21/19
Oh, the Places You Will Go
A graduation poem (with apologies to Dr. Seuss)
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/14/19
The Beaches of Normandy
D-Day is more than just A DAY
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/7/19
» Complete List (909)


RSS FEED
RSS Feed for Greg Asimakoupoulos: RSS Feed for Greg Asimakoupoulos

Reproduction of original material from The Partial Observer without written permission is strictly prohibited.
The opinions expressed by site contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the editors.
Copyright ©2000-2019 partialobserver.com. All rights reserved.
Home · Site Map · Top