The pig in the python continues to move.
Retiring Boomers have found a new groove.
Much like the allowance our parents once gave,
our Uncle's now sending us checks.
Retirement? Really? Can we be that old?
Our hair may be silver. Our teeth may be gold.
But unlike our parents, when they were our age,
at sixty-two we are still young.
No early bird dining. No bingo or golf.
We are not contented to veg or goof off.
What some call retire is really retread.
Our journey through life's far from done.
Significance matters far more than success.
Retirement means we've more time to invest
in volunteer service like feeding the poor
or tutoring kids after school.
Investing involves way much more than just bucks.
It's giving ourselves lest retirement sucks.
Involved in a campaign or church mission trip,
what's meaningful trumps routine play.
Retiring Boomers are wanting true wealth.
We know it is found serving others not self.
With compounding interest in spending time well,
we know what's the true bottom line.
|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
Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.
A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.