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With Childlike Wonder

Looking for more of Christmas after New Years Day PLUS: A Yuletide Fix

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
January 2, 2009

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With Childlike Wonder

With Childlike Wonder
Looking for more of Christmas after New Years Day

With childlike wonder we approach
the New Year's open door.
We fantasize about the things
these twelve months hold in store.

This first month finds us wondering
why Christmas went so fast.
The child within our grownup frame
still longs for what has passed.

Just like our kids we can complain
when fun gives way to work.
Reluctantly we all return
to tasks we cannot shirk.

But even then (while on the job)
what we are hoping for
are joys we knew at Christmastime
beyond this open door.

A Yuletide Fix
Delaying the post-holiday withdrawals
Remind me, please, why Christmas trees
are now down at the curb.
And twinkle lights that lit the night
are gone. I'm so disturbed.

Why must we rush to end the hush
of silent holy nights?
I always thought tradition taught
twelve days made Christmas right.

I hate the squeeze. So, if you please
don't pack up ‘til the sixth
Though New Years passed, don't act too fast.
Enjoy the Yuletide fix.

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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

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