Home
Loading
  Contact Us    
Dying for an Upgrade

A first-class flight that was truly out of this world.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
March 23, 2007

Bookmark and Share
Dying for an Upgrade

It was a flight to end all flights.
Full-service all the way.
The upgrade she'd but dreamed about
was offered her that day.

She took off in ECONOMY.
But, oh my gosh. Alas,
before she'd landed on the ground
her seat was in FIRST CLASS.

It seems she got quite cold back there.
The old girl couldn't breathe.
But she did not complain a bit
and neither did she grieve.

She left that to the baffled few
who looked at her and cried.
The news spread up and down through coach.
Miss 40-D had died.

The flight attendants rushed to help
and moved the lifeless lass.
They found a seat beside a man
asleep up in FIRST CLASS.

When he awoke he thought the gal
a bit aloof and rude.
She didn't answer when he spoke.
She had an attitude.

But when he saw her turning blue.
He shrieked, "This woman's dead!"
Unnerved and angry all at once
he face turned crimson red.

"How dare you strap this corpse right here?
It's not a morgue you know.
I want a refund when we land
at Gatwick or Heathrow."

He got his refund as he asked.
His face in time would fade.
And, bless her heart, Miss 40-D
was given her upgrade.

The moral of this true-life tale
may seem at first to be
"In time you'll get what you desire."
But more importantly.

"The trips you take may seem routine.
You board and then you fly.
But hey, you'd best be right with God.
In flight you just might die."

* This poem is based on a British Air flight from New Delhi to London in which a first-class passenger awoke to find the corpse of a woman who had died in the economy cabin being placed in a seat next to him.

(0 Comments)
Post a Comment

Send Us Your Opinion
(Comments are moderated.)
Your Name:*


Your E-Mail Address:*
(Confidential. Will not be published.)


Location:


Comments:*
Note: In order to control automated spam submissions, URLs are no longer permitted in this form.



Verification:
Please type the letters you see above.

  Printer-Friendly

Bookmark and Share


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

More Information
RSS FEED
RSS Feed for Greg Asimakoupoulos: RSS Feed for Greg Asimakoupoulos
EMAIL ALERTS
Sign up to receive an e-mail notice when new articles by this author are published. Your address remains confidential, and you may cancel at any time. A confirmation email will be sent.

Your e-mail address:
po Books
Now Available!

Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.

A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.

More Information.

More by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Praying for John McCain
Asking God to heal a Senator and his colleagues
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 7/21/17
A Toast to our Next Door Neighbor; PLUS, Children of a Common Mother
Celebrating Canada's 150th birthday
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 7/14/17
Celebrating a Favorite Uncle's Birthday
A poet's prayer for his native land
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 7/6/17
My iPhone Reminds Me of the Lord
Reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the iPhone's birth
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/30/17
Let's Hear it For Culture
A call to understanding not agreement
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/23/17
Celebrating a True Dad on Father's Day
How Phil Mickelson scored a hole in one
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/16/17
D is for Daring
Remembering those who fought on D-Day
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/9/17
» Complete List (800)


RSS FEED
RSS Feed for Greg Asimakoupoulos: RSS Feed for Greg Asimakoupoulos

Recently Published
View Article Praying for John McCain
Asking God to heal a Senator and his colleagues
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 7/21/17
A Toast to our Next Door Neighbor; PLUS, Children of a Common Mother
Celebrating Canada's 150th birthday
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 7/14/17
Celebrating a Favorite Uncle's Birthday
A poet's prayer for his native land
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 7/6/17
My iPhone Reminds Me of the Lord
Reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the iPhone's birth
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/30/17
Let's Hear it For Culture
A call to understanding not agreement
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/23/17
Celebrating a True Dad on Father's Day
How Phil Mickelson scored a hole in one
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/16/17
D is for Daring
Remembering those who fought on D-Day
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 6/9/17

Get the Partial Observer's
'recently published' headlines via RSS.


RSS Feed for Recently Published PO Articles    What is RSS?
Reproduction of original material from The Partial Observer without written permission is strictly prohibited.
The opinions expressed by site contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the editors.
Copyright ©2000-2017 partialobserver.com. All rights reserved.
Home · Site Map · Top