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April Fool's Day

A holiday for wise guys; PLUS, Fiber with a Flair

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
April 1, 2011

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April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day
A holiday for wise guys

It's a day for pranks and playing jokes
on friends and unsuspecting folks.
A day for telling fibs for fun
without cracking a smile.

A day when fools are recognized
for swallowing outlandish lies.
When we can laugh at their expense
then call them all good sports.

So, don't neglect this April Fool's.
This unmarked holiday is cool.
Just "seize the day" and storm your brain
and "punk" someone you love.

Fiber with a Flair
A popcorn lover's tribute to his favorite nightly snack

Popcorn is my favorite snack.
It's fiber with a flair.
The calories are next to none.
It's just like eating air.

From way back when I was a boy
(you'll probably think it odd),
I thought of popcorn manna-like.
A daily gift from God.

That Jiffy Pop was quite the rage
until I finally learned
that lest you shake that tin pan fast,
the corn is bound to burn.

The hot-air kind was healthier.
That's how it was made known.
But it was dry as cardboard puffs...
like chewing Styrofoam.

I make it the old-fashioned way.
A kettle on the stove.
Then pour the oil, add the corn
and wait till it explodes.

But yellow kernels aren't my thing.
I only like the white.
A little butter and some salt.
Let's pop some up tonight.
 

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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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