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Category: Holidays / Topics: Christmas Faith Financial Holidays Holiday Season Jesus Stress

I Herd the Shoppers

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: December 15, 2018

New lyrics to a familiar Christmas carol tune…


I herd the shoppers at the mall
corralling them so they'll recall
the meaning of this holy time
is more than standing in a line.

I herd the shoppers one by one
who run t'ward bargains almost gone.
My aim is to prevent regret
that's found by adding to one's debt.

I herd the shoppers on their way
t'ward undermining Christmas Day.
Like cattlemen out on the range
my efforts may seem harsh and strange.

I herd the shoppers with the goal
of helping lift the weary soul
who spends and spends without regard
for shopping with a credit card.

tune: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

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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Posted: December 15, 2018

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