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A Misnamed Saint

Lessons from a mountain that refuses to die.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
October 8, 2004

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A Misnamed Saint_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Lessons from a Mountain That Refuses to Die With a demon-like temper
this saint lost her head.
When her ashes were scattered
we thought she was dead.

But Helen surprised us.
She feigned her demise.
She's back with a vengeance
and blasphemous sighs.

She's late for confession.
She's absent from mass.
This angry old woman
is grimaced by gas.

Her title’s deceiving.
This hag is no saint.
While some think she’s peaceful,
the Lord knows she ain’t.

She’s seething with malice
and won’t be denied.
The pontiff who dubbed her
most certainly lied.

But lest you feel smug-like
and think you’re exempt
examine your anger
those times that you vent.

Does your reputation
match what’s in your heart?
Or is an eruption
beginning to start?

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KidsMatter from Naperville, IL writes:
October 15, 2004
Whao - does Greg ever touch each of our souls! Thanks to him for the reminder of how volatile our emotions become in the midst of each day.

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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.

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