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Gone but Not Forgotten

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: January 30, 2021

Remembering the CHALLENGER astronauts…

It was a cloudless winter day.
Our hopes were high. We paused to pray.
The Challenger sat on the pad
prepared to make us proud.

And then out of the (morning) blue,
something went wrong.
Somehow we knew
what had begun with boundless joy
would end in tragedy.

We watched the launch in disbelief.
Our President helped guide our grief
inviting us with poetry
to "touch the face of God!"*

Peace to the memory
of The Challenger Seven!

*See the poem - The Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986

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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 30, 2021

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