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Lessons from a Stammering Monarch

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: February 27, 2011

Takeaways from "The King's Speech"…

A star-studded portrayal
of a stuttering king
should land Colin Firth
that gold first-place thing.

King George VI was slow of speech.
He struggled with his words.
But thanks to one played by Geoff Rush
he soon was self-assured.

The King's Speech is a brilliant film
deserving Oscar's nod.
But more than that it celebrates
a principle from God.

We are not meant to live alone.
Companionship's God's gift.
There's nothing like a friend's advice
to give a needed lift.

We fail to reach all we can be
when we go it alone.
We stammer, flustered prone to fail
by trying on our own.

We only can annunciate
and speak with eloquence
when we let others draw us out
with words they never mince.

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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: February 27, 2011

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