Winter's Gone, But Spring is Coming
Why's answers to a senseless tragedy in Maryville
weeps with the grief-struck
who in Maryville
should a much-loved pastor perish.
Pastor Winters die?
Why a gunman?
Why on Sunday?
Why would God allow
For what purpose
was Fred taken?
What's the reason
for this rhyme?
Even as we wait
(even as we
we are forced to
look down deeper
than six feet
beneath the sod.
but Spring is coming.
While the bagpipes
drone in sorrow,
God's Word gives us
cause to cope.
Christ is risen!
The grave has lost
its painful sting.
Bulbs once buried,
soon will flower.
In our sorrow
we can sing....
"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow."
Babies in the Wings (Clipped)
Grieving a pro-life setback
What stemmed the tide has been reversed.
Those embryos-on-ice are cursed.
Our president has sealed the doom
of babies in the wings.
This is a moral slippery slope.
A slipknot in the cosmic rope.
Just like a snowball's plight in Hell,
those frozen zygotes die.
Because their wings will soon be clipped,
they'll never fly. God's sacred gift
has been reduced to Lincoln logs
with which researchers play.
The sanctity of DNA
may seem to some a sort of gray.
But when it comes to human life,
the truth IS black and white.
I grieve for babies in the wings
who'll never have the chance to sing...
"Little ones to Him belong.
The Bible tells me so."
|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.