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When Life Suddenly Collapses

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: July 10, 2021

Reflecting on the condo collapse in South Florida…

When a high rise of condos
collapses and crumbles
without provocation
and without warning,
we are left without hope.

Against the backdrop
of a beautiful blue ocean,
we watch a replay of a building's last gasp.
It rekindles emotions
we haven't felt for twenty years.

Suddenly, we are at Ground Zero again
witnessing the horror of twin towers
disappearing into a cloud of dust and despair.

Yet another makeshift memorial for the missing.
Photographs and flowers.
Mourners and pray-ers.
Grief-stricken survivors
who aren't sure they want to survive.

And in the rubble
reminders of the fragility of life
and the evitability of unexpected tragedy.

Lord, have mercy!

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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: July 10, 2021

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