St. Arbucks' Fall From Grace_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Can a three-hour penance save his soul?What once was sacred is suspect.
The proof is in the cup.
What seemed a fact is only froth.
The faithful ask "What's up?"
St. Arbucks had a fall from grace.
His reputation's stained.
There's been a drop in daily mass
in chapels for him named.
St. Arbucks' brew, once highly praised
as nectar of the gods,
is not the beverage it once was.
His holy cup is flawed.
And so a penance was prescribed
lest there be Hell to pay.
His acolytes went back to school,
while Arbucks knelt to pray.
Me thinks there is a lesson here
for more than fallen saints.
When we grow lax in what's espressed,
we're seen for what we ain't.
|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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