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Remembering the Queen of Soul

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: August 18, 2018

A tribute to Aretha Franklin…



CBS News

The Queen of Soul (her Majesty)
ruled well. Her reign was long.
In Motown (at her daddy's church)
her scepter was her song.

RESPECT we gave her as she sang.
Both white and black concurred.
She voiced emotions from the heart
as those who listened heard.

This much-loved voice is silent now.
The Queen has left her throne.
And on this day while millions grieve
we trust in Christ alone.


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: August 18, 2018

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