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On the Street Where We Lived

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: October 19, 2019

Celebrating Sesame Street's 50th birthday…

There is Lombard Street and Wall Street.
There is Hollywood and Vine.
There's 5th Avenue and Broadway.
There's your favorite. There is mine.

Mine is where Big Bird is roosting.
Where a grouch lives in a can.
It's where Bert and Ernie squabble.
One likes oatmeal. One likes bran.

It's where monsters thrive on cookies
and Count Dracula loves math.
It's a street where rubber duckies
help a puppet take a bath.

It's a street that leads to memories
back to when my kids were small.
Sesame Street and all its muppets
outrank Lombard Street and Wall.

And this year this Street turns fifty.
What Jim Henson dreamed survives.
It's a road that leads to learning
entertaining fours and fives.

Happy birthday, Mr. Hooper!
Snuffy, Elmo, Kermit, too.
Thanks for all you have accomplished
and for what you still will do.


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: October 19, 2019

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