This week I reach that storied age
where (as I reach to turn the page)
I realize my book called LIFE
is racing toward the end.
At sixty-five I don't feel old.
But (based on what I have been told)
there are some folks who just might choose
to celebrate with me.
Arthur Rightus is a pain.
When he shows up, he leaves me lame.
And where Art goes, Ben Gay is sure
to tag along as well.
Dee Mentia can be such a jerk.
She shows up at my place of work
and steals all kinds of memories.
I think that Dee is cruel.
Ty Lenol and Anna Sen
have been my parents' trusted friends.
But these two chums can wait their turn.
Right now, I'm feeling fine.
And then there's Cole Lenoscopy.
He's quite invasive, don't you see?
I cringe whenever Cole's around.
He leaves me awfully drained.
Jerry Attricks thinks it's time
to join him for a glass of whine.
But I'm not ready to admit
his club is where I fit.
So much for folks who want to be
invited to my grand party.
I think a dinner with my wife
is all I really want.
|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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