Rhymes & Reasons
The New Year's Day VIsitor
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Posted: January 8, 2012
Denouncing an uninvited guest at the family table…
A stranger showed up unannounced
at brunch on New Years Day.
He sounded off (without respect)
when Grandpa tried to pray.
When Mom served up the cheese souffle
he said "Let's play a game!"
"Hey, wait a minute," Dad exclaimed.
"Excuse me. What's your name?"
"I'm called a Smart Phone," he replied.
"No doubt you've heard of me.
I Facebook, email and much more
as you can plainly see."
'I've heard of you," my grandma said.
"But you're not welcomed here.
Our family table's sacrosanct.
It's time you disappear.
"I'm sure you're helpful Mr. Smart.
There's so much you can do.
But this is not the time or place
to host the likes of you."
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.
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