Who Says The War Is Over?
Attempting to make sense of a troublesome truce.
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
November 7, 2003
Who Says The War Is Over?_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Attempting to Make Sense of a Troublesome Truce
The war is over (so they say).
So why do troops still die?
The death toll's mounting day by day
and critics wonder "why?"
"Why did we go to war?" they ask.
"Why can't we find Hussein?"
"Why can't we find those missing nukes?"
"Why not in heaven's name?"
"Why can't our soldiers leave Iraq?"
"Why must they linger there?"
"Why doesn't Bush say 'That's enough'?"
"Why can't he seem to care?"
But, maybe those who criticize
should understand the score.
What's going on is not a game.
It's gruesome, bloody war.
There are no halves or innings.
There are no rules or refs.
And unlike golf there is no prize
when there is sudden death.
Each ambush ups the ante.
We're made to look like fools.
Perhaps we should start up again
and shoot those heartless mules.
|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.