Monday, April 16, 2007

Unspeakable Tragedy

My friend Greg Asimakoupoulos has written the following poem in the aftermath of the horrific shootings at Virginia Tech today. Please pray for everyone involved in this Unspeakable Tragedy.

Greg writes:

An Unspeakable Tragedy

Virginia Tech's a nervous wreck.
In Blacksburg all is black.
A gunman's aim is what's to blame.
Our world is out of whack.

A dad and mom can find no balm
to heal their broken hearts.
Our nation too needs Super Glue
to mend what’s blown apart.

From searing grief there's no relief.
No comfort can be found.
The Easter joy of just last week
lays lifeless on the ground.

So on our knees, we ask God please
to make His presence known.
For in our pain and need to blame
we feel so all alone.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Rhymes and Reasons


  1. these terrible events are just reminders that heaven is our eternal home ... not this place where man is so cruel to his fellow man ... but heaven, where God rules forever ...

  2. My prayer over and over is the chorus from "Cry out to Jesus":
    There is hope for the helpless,
    Rest for the weary,
    Love for the broken heart;
    There is grace and forgiveness,
    Mercy and healing,
    He'll meet you wherever you are:
    Cry out to Jesus.

    May God comfort their grieving hearts.

    A montrealer with many friends at the Dawson shooting