The Wanted One is Found
The irony of Saddam's capture at Christmastime.
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
December 19, 2003
The Wanted One is Found_Greg Asimakoupoulos-The Irony of Saddam's Capture at Christmastime
The bearded man has now been shaved.
Not Santa Claus, but one depraved
whose evil bent and heartless greed
made Seuss's Grinch look nice.
This one who lived in luxury
was humbled (as we all could see)
when he who lived it up as king
was found down in a hole.
Unlike our King who left his throne
to make our sinful world his home,
Iraqi's ruler (now a slave)
did not lay down his rights.
The irony of Christmastime
is only lost on those quite blind
who cannot see the paradox
Within a farmhouse Christ was found
by common shepherds all around
who searched to find whom they believed
to be the Wanted One.
The search is over for the man
(the one called Jesus not Saddam)
who can alone bring peace to earth
and with it peace with God.
|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
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