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by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: September 20, 2009

Remembering Patrick Swayze and Annie Le…

In Ghost we watched him and we cried.
This week that dirty dancer died,
but Patrick Swayze showed us all
just how to waltz with death.

With courage he embraced his foe
and tango-ed with him toe to toe.
I'm hoping Patrick also knew
four steps to peace with God.

And don't forget young Annie Le
discovered on her wedding day
within a wall, inside a lab.
A plot for CSI.

I grieve for her Annie's fiance
whose greatest fears proved true Sunday.
A day for which he dreamed became
a nightmare that won't end.

There's so much sadness in the news.
We weep inside, our psyche's bruised
when those quite famous or unknown
are taken much too soon.

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: September 20, 2009

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