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Treasure in Life's Trash

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: January 18, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire offers truth you can bank on…

There's a movie getting rave reviews.
An indy film (quite rare)
about a kid who won big bucks.
It's Slumdog Millionaire.

It paints an abstract picture of
a truth that's most concrete.
The canvas of this arty flick
boasts something really neat.

Slumdog points out the rich reward
in what seems waste at best.
Misfortune's dung and what life deals
give answers to life's tests.

No heartache's wasted by our God.
He uses all we face.
Rejections, breakups, loss and pain
are gifts we can embrace.

For in each hurt we're offered hints
that help us move ahead.
Defeat's a lifeline in disguise.
Dead ends aren't really dead.

A treasure hides deep down inside
those things that cause despair.
I searched and found redemptive truth
in Slumdog Millionaire.

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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: January 18, 2009

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