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Death of a Trailblazer

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: October 20, 2018

Remembering my neighbor Paul Allen


He gave us Windows to our world.
A real Trailblazer, he.
A 12th man for the team he owned.
King of philanthropy.

Paul Allen was the kind of man
who gave his wealth away.
He Vulcanized his tireless staff
to find a better way.

He looked for answers to earth's ills.
Paul's heart beat for the poor.
He funded dreams. (That was his dream).
He opened locked-up doors.

Seattle is much cloudier
with Bill Gates' partner gone.
But thanks to Paul, the world will find
more options come the dawn.

Also column in The Wenatchee World.

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: October 20, 2018

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