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A Prince on Peace

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: January 18, 2009

Reflections on Martin Luther King's 80th birthday…

In the year the market fell,

A king had a son
who'd be known as 
a prince of peace
in a world of hate.

He was named after 
a pastor in Germany
who has branded an enemy
over the stand he took
understood by a few.

His name was a clue
that his life
(also lived as a pastor)
would be played in a minor key.

Still, Martin Luther King
taught us how to sing
the lyrics of love.

In 1968
hate stilled his voice
but, not his song.

It is still heard
in schools and churches
and city squares and everywhere
the color of a person's blood
matters more than
the color of their skin.

Peace be to his memory
and to the world he Nobel-y served. 

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: January 18, 2009

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