Does America have idols?
Are you kidding? Where've you been?
We've a pantheon of talent
and their worship isn't sin.
It's amazing. It's GIGANTIC!
It's a treasure trove for Fox.
Every week the Idol faithful
watch the judges deem who rocks.
This phenom is nothing novel.
Some remember Major Bose.
Ted Mack also launched the gifted.
Ed McMahon had talent shows.
But there's something here that's different.
Stardom's search is fever hot.
With a phone call we determine
whose a star and who is not.
Sure is fun to have the power
to decide which idol wins.
It's the feeling of importance
that's due each American.
Still, I'm feeling somewhat jaded.
For when all is said and done,
when it's candidates (not idols)
too few vote or know who won.
|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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