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The Tale of the Flameless Taper

An All-Saints Day Reminder

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
November 1, 2019

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The Tale of the Flameless Taper

A lonely candle lacks a flame.
What flickered finally died.
The light that lit our family now is gone.
And yet I know the dark won't last.
That flame will blaze again.
Our midnight grief will turn to joy by dawn.

A flameless candle pictures death.
It calls to mind our grief.
It is a stark reminder of our loss.
A half-burned taper tells the tale
of one so loved who's missed
and what is owed to pay death's greedy cost.

Our unlit candle's not alone.
I know of many more
that symbolize a loved-one's final breath.
And yet these flameless tapers point
to what (by faith) awaits.
Rekindled candles can't be quenched by death.

In Heaven, tapers stand quite tall.
The flames they boast are bright.
There is no cause to think they'll be snuffed out.
Without concern each candle beams
with light and warmth to spare.
Wicks re-ignited know what they're about.

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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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