The faces of four presidents
carved in a mountainside
are stained by tears.
What they see breaks their hearts.
Mother Liberty's child
birthed through labor pains
of enlightenment and faith
has turned her back on her parents.
Nurtured in beauty, she has embraced grunge.
Having been nourished on a dependence on God,
she now satisfies her appetite with self-indulgence.
Once clothed with decency and honor,
she has dressed herself in rags.
Violence no longer repulses her.
Promiscuity thrills her.
Biblical absolutes once grasped tightly
are now rejected out of hand.
Her right to choose outweighs another's right to life.
She views fidelity in marriage as a good thing,
but certainly not a given.
And her definition of marriage is up for grabs.
She plays the field more often than plowing one.
Her work ethic leaves much to be desired.
And her desires are the reason why.
Pleasure. Permissiveness. Popularity.
Pushing the envelope.
Delayed gratification can't be found in her dictionary.
And it shows.
No longer the envy of the world,
she refuses to believe it.
Once blessed by God
and nicknamed "the beautiful,"
she is a prodigal nation.
And that is why
the stone-faced presidents weep.
|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.
Servants of the Most High God
A tribute to hospice nurses
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 5/17/13
The Missing Have Been Found
A decade-long search has paid off; PLUS, The Time Has Come to Walk
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 5/10/13
It Doesn't Take a Wizard
Putting Jason Collins' "coming out" in perspective
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 5/3/13
I Have the Right to Bear Arms
The question is do you?
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 4/26/13
The Boston Marathon Redefined
Attempting to make sense of the madness; PLUS, Remembering Pat Summerall
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 4/19/13
Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright
Has he mastered his mistress urge?
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 4/12/13
God, Bless America Again
Our beloved nation is in real trouble
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 4/5/13
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