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food and elvis

Food and Elvis 

I had opened a can of low fat rice-pudding and was 
watching a food program, a big cook off in Tupelo.  
Elvis father, Vernon, once built a small house here, 
it cost him $ 250, but he could not pay the bank and 
lost it; now the house is a shrine .

The winner, a cook who looked like a body builder,
said the pork had to be so tender that a toothless 
man could eat it, and the sauce had to be right,
not too sweet or too sharp but with a hint of lemon. 

When Elvis got to be famous he bought his parents 
a big house and filled it with  junks, he never been in 
a fine home, how was he to know how the rich lived. 
Cooks have come a long way, from the backroom to
 where a bitter, low paid man resided and cleaned his 
nails with a carving knife… and now TV stars. 

Elvis best food was not pork, but a whole loaf, sliced 
long ways, with a thick layer of peanut butter, bacon 
and jam washed with sweet coca cola.  

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 8:15:00 AM
    I just had my morning toast; tasted very good.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 2/18/2013 12:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    with peanut butter?
  1. Date: 2/9/2013 11:56:00 AM
    Love food. love Elvis, so I loved this poem.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 2/9/2013 12:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Andrea