To a field of dreams
where heroes sleep
To a park punctuated by
(too often taken for granite)
To a garden of freedom
irrigated by the blood of the brave,
Memorial Day is more than a day
to display our flag
while barbecuing burgers and brats.
It's a time for decorating graves
while freeing gratitude
that has been enslaved too long.
Memorial Day is more than a day off.
It is a day on which we pin our hopes
for ongoing freedoms
(we mindlessly enjoy)
that could be taken from us
if we fail to recall
the price tag
others were willing to pay.
On this Memorial Day
may the dreams of those who sleep
(awaiting Gabriel's reveille)
become our dreams as well.
|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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by Hal Evan Caplan.
A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.