Rhymes & Reasons
Checking Out the Green Book
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Posted: January 26, 2019
The book that inspired a movie (eighty years later)…
In the library of our culture
a volume's been withdrawn.
It's a green book that was checked out far too much.
Why it wasn't banned's a mystery.
This non-fiction's history.
It was bound to be a racist person's crutch.
Now the Green Book is a movie.
It's a film you ought to see.
In black and white we're shown as in a mirror.
Some will blush with bright red faces
while still others will feel blue
for the ugliness of prejudice is clear.
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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