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The Kings of the Road

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: October 17, 2020

A poetic tribute to semi-truck drivers…

God save the king whose cab's his throne.
He rules the roads while all alone.
His subjects are the reason why
he drives himself so hard.

He knows we need what he transports.
His ship on wheels goes port to port
delivering a priceless load
that keeps our lives afloat.

Both day and night, from state to state,
his eighteen wheeler navigates
all kinds of highways (weather, too).
This hero is unsung.

Kids pump their fists to hear his horn.
That custom has become the norm
when truckstops lure the king to rest
and fuel his mobile home.

So here's to those who risk their lives
while missing both their kids and wives.
May God protect this special breed
that makes our nation great.

* This poem is dedicated to Ross Johnson who passed away October 16, 2015. Peace to his memory!

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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.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: October 17, 2020

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