Rhymes & Reasons
A Prayer for Uncle Sam
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Posted: July 2, 2016
A Fourth of July supplication…
Uncle Sam is one year older.
For his age he's doing great.
He is free to follow where his dreams will lead.
He still stands up to the bullies
who intimidate his friends
and he's generous to those who are in need.
Sam's more tolerant than ever.
He's accepting and won't judge.
He has learned to recognize we're all unique.
Uncle Sam is good to fam'ly.
And he's known for being kind
to the immigrant and stranger who is weak.
Dear Old Sam is big on parties.
And he loves small town parades.
When the flag goes by,
you'll probably see him cry.
While most birthday cakes have candles,
he's too old for that much flame.
Still, he's grateful for the fireworks in the sky.
God, I'm praying for my Uncle.
Bless his home and all his kids.
Give him means to be a leader in the world.
Grant him health and Your protection
from the evil plots of terror.
Help us celebrate when his flag is unfurled.
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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