Pastor Greg Asimakoupoulos, is a published author and long-time columnist for the Mercer Island Reporter. A storyteller, poet and minister, Pastor Greg writes about faith as experienced through the challenges and joy of everyday life. Pastor Greg takes an ecumenical point of view and often discusses the richness and diversity of religious beliefs and their role in community.
A Poetic Tribute to the Two Powell BoysFebruary 9th, 2012 at Thu, 9th, 2012 at 9:16 pm by Pastor Greg
How could a father torch his home
and kill the only sons he’d known?
Denied their mom, they longed for love
and had the right to live.
Josh Powell bore his selfish soul,
revealing someone crazed and cold.
This parent with a troubled past
we should have recognized.
Charlie, Braden, how we mourn.
With spirits crushed, our hearts are torn
as we recall your precious smiles
and tears so undeserved.
Sweet boys, we will remember you.
And though your years were sad and few,
your tragic plight inspires us
to wage a war on wrong.