Rhymes & Reasons
And the Oscar Goes to . . .
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Posted: March 2, 2019
Who is most deserving of our applause?…
We sing the praise of those who act,
of those who just pretend.
An Oscar is a trophy for a fake.
Ironically, we recognize
the pretense (not the real).
In Hollywood, the actors take the cake.
But in my town, the hypocrites
are not esteemed as great.
We honor those who are what they appear.
They walk their talk and live their faith
with no real need to hide.
Transparent lives require no veneer.
So who deserves our accolades?
The stars of silver screen?
The well-rehearsed who play another's role?
Or should our true allegiance
be reserved for those who prove
integrity is more than just a goal?
Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network. Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer, which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.
Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.
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