Seems she got a little cocky
right before the finish line.
Just a hot dog spreading relish
thinking "Hey, it's showboat time!"
She had gold within her pocket
if she'd only played it straight.
But she didn't have it in her
so we watched her bow to fate.
Like the Good Book says quite clearly,
there's a price to pay for pride.
When you try to land your snowboard,
you will likely flip and slide.
That's a lesson from Torino
that we should not soon forget.
Unrestrained and spendthrift egos
tend to lead to needless debt.
|PO BOOKS BY GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS
Sunday Rhymes & Reasons
Published June 4, 2009
Sunday Rhymes and Reasons is a compilation of inspirational poetry by America's pastor/poet laureate, Greg Asimakoupoulos. In this, his third volume of poetry, Pastor Greg paints word pictures that portray both the struggle and fulfillment that define a life of faith. His repertoire of rhymes celebrate rite-of-passage occasions like birth, baptism, marriage and death as well as the major holidays of the church and culture. It is a volume that illustrates the poet's love of words and of popular culture. The author dips his brush into a paint box of hubris, humor and honesty.
"Gloria and I have been encouraged by word pictures from Greg's pen that have celebrated both our ministry and God's presence in our world." – Bill Gaither, Gospel music composer/performer
"Gifted poet Greg Asimakoupoulos is a dear friend of our family. His poetry blesses, comforts, entertains, and provides inspiration for every season of life." – Natalie Grant, singer/songwriter/recording artist
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by Hal Evan Caplan.
A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.