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Poets Paint with Words

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: October 16, 2011

A poem for National Poetry Day…

There is a time for everything.
Our lives are marked by seasons.
And poets capture these with rhymes.
Their rhymings each have reasons

that prompt the pictures that they paint
from palates blurred with words.
With broad strokes and with narrow ones,
they brush the truth they've heard.

And yet their winsome works of art
can be misunderstood
by critics who are blinded to
what makes their paintings good.

But unsung poets can't be stopped.
Their canvases are framed
by knowledge they've been called to paint
in spite of how they're shamed.

* October 15th is National Poetry Day


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 16, 2011

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