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Our Country Needs a King

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: January 19, 2019

Longing for Martin Luther King's influence…

Where are you when we need you?
Dr. King, why aren't you here?
The dream you had is far from realized.
We still prejudge each other.
Black lives matter less than most.
And we still believe our culture's racist lies.

Although we aren't a monarchy,
our country needs a King
to voice the values Jesus taught as right.
To love our neighbor as ourselves.
To serve the lost and least.
To turn a cheek when others choose to fight.

Just how much we need you Martin 
is quite obvious it seems.
Your quest for civil rights has stalled again.
We could use a prophet-preacher
to confront our nation's pride
and invoke a holy God to judge our sin.

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: January 19, 2019

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