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A Longest Night Lament

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: December 22, 2018

Prayer for Blue Christmas…

I hear Bing's dreams of Christmas White.
But on this dreaded longest night,
my world lacks joy. At best, it's bleak.
This Christmas I am blue.

The colors of this holiday
aren't bright and bold. They're brownish gray.
Depression robs my anguished soul
of sights most people see.

And no one seems to understand.
Emotionless, I'm feeling damned
to spend this Christmas feeling lost
but hoping to be found.

O God, although this night is long
remind me of that ancient song
in which You're called Emmanuel.
Please come and ransom me.

* This poem is dedicated to those who are struggling with clinical depression as they attempt to endure this holiday season.

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: December 22, 2018

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