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Pint-Size Outlaws at Your Front Door

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: October 31, 2008

A trick or treatise on welfare fraud…

October thirty-first is here
when pint-size outlaws will appear.
Instead of saying "stick 'em up"
they shout out "trick or treat."

They wear a mask but point no gun.
Their aim is candy bars and gum.
From door to door these bandits move
oblivious to greed.

Yes, Halloween breeds criminals
disguised as ghouls and animals.
In just one night they learn the rules
for playing welfare's game.

Like those who rob the government
these children of entitlement
expect a handout without work
and gripe when they're denied.


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 31, 2008

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