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A Case for a Sober New Year's Eve

Why 2005 just might be the Year of the Aspirin.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
December 31, 2004

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And so this New Year’s Eve begins
as old friends pour champagne and gin
and watch a ball descend to earth
while taking swigs and making mirth.

If you pass out, you’ll later wake
admitting to a huge headache
but quite unsure of what to do.
Your favorite meds are now taboo.

Vioxx was tagged, then Celebrex.
We wondered which drug would be next.
And soon we learned it was Aleve.
My aching back. Can you believe?

Will Advil and then Tylenol
soon join the dreaded drug recall?
Before we know it aspirin
is all we’ll have to take again.

So give some thought before you drink
what ends up in the bathroom sink.
What once killed pain may soon be banned,
so drink much less than what you planned.

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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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