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Another Great is Gone

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: April 9, 2008

Remembering the mosaic-like life of Charlton Heston…

The one who brought Ben Hur to life
(and Michelangelo),
the Moses of the NRA
has reached his Mount Nebo

Convincingly this actor dashed
God's chiseled ten commands.
We watched as tablets made of stone
fell from his "cold dead hands."

He had one wife for six decades.
His life was quite a tale.
He marched with Martin, brunched with Bush,
then watched his memory fail.

Like Ronald Reagan, Heston was
an actor/activist.
A complex life with warts and quirks
whose talents will be missed.

Peace to his memory!


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: April 9, 2008

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