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Category: General / Topics: Dying and Death Tribute, Testimony War

Finally Home

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: September 23, 2007

Grieving for our fallen soldiers…

Your son waved goodbye
then left for Iraq.
You checked off the days
'til your boy would be back.

With pride in your heart
and fear in your face,
you spoke of your son
and a longed-for embrace.

And then...

He came back in a box
lifeless and still.
Home from a war
that wasn't his will.

Home to a nation
weary and worn.
Tired of being
divided and torn.

Home to a country
jaded and numb
that numbers the reasons
why peace can't be won.

Finally home on a
permanent leave.
His sacrifice questioned.
No wonder you grieve.

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: September 23, 2007

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