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St. Arbucks' Fall From Grace

Can a three-hour penance save his soul?

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
February 29, 2008

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St. Arbucks' Fall From Grace
St. Arbucks' Fall From Grace_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Can a three-hour penance save his soul?What once was sacred is suspect.
The proof is in the cup.
What seemed a fact is only froth.
The faithful ask "What's up?"

St. Arbucks had a fall from grace.
His reputation's stained.
There's been a drop in daily mass
in chapels for him named.

St. Arbucks' brew, once highly praised
as nectar of the gods,
is not the beverage it once was.
His holy cup is flawed.

And so a penance was prescribed
lest there be Hell to pay.
His acolytes went back to school,
while Arbucks knelt to pray.

Me thinks there is a lesson here
for more than fallen saints.
When we grow lax in what's espressed,
we're seen for what we ain't.

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Everett from The Partial Observer writes:
March 1, 2008
This is a great example of comic verse, for wit, meter, and rhyme. It missed your new book, but onward on upward!

I am biased, however. It took three visits to learn what should have been obvious from the start--you are an obvious target for scammers if you are willing to be served very expensive coffee in a very inadequate paper cup.

Starbucks offers the same lesson as the Emperor's New Clothes--there are people who will think you are wonderful if you keep assuring them that you are.

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