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A Cultural Necessity

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: September 14, 2008

The timeless place of poetry in our society…

There are times you need a poem
to express the pain inside.
Words fall short as feelings lengthen
and in sorrow thoughts can lie.
Poets have a way of sifting
through the rubble of our grief.
In their lyrical expressions,
mourners often find relief.
When they sense God's holy presence
and are silenced by His grace,
they're amazed how poets' brushes
can portray His unseen face.
And when joy exceeds description
at a wedding or a birth,
there is nothing like a poem
to convey life's deepest mirth.
Ever notice just how often
someone quotes some poetry?
In an ocean of emotion
rhyming verses calm the sea.
So when asked if I'm a poet,
I don't wince and hang my head.
I can't think of a vocation
that I'd rather claim instead.

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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.

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Posted: September 14, 2008

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