The King

The King

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

The King

on a dark night in Tupelo,
under a star's radar,
someone born is unborn
a twin arrives alone
crying melodic blues as he emerges
gyrating from womb to stage
a scarf of tears in his voice



erin-cilberto
9/16/23

© 2023 jacob erin-cilberto


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Ah! Elvis. Always chasing the ghost of his twin. And enjoying fried peanut butter and 'nanner sammitches! This is such a nice tribute. A whole voice of a generation condensed into a few lines.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind review, Zoe,
j.
strong verse, A king, like any other man, must decide, great write!
enjoyed it thoroughly, ------Maynard

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

Thank you, Maynard,
j.
1809 Black Plague December

7 Months Ago

Most definitely, Cilberto
This sounds like it was written for a slam held in the Village circa ‘61.

Winston

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

or '56?
"Thank you very much."
but I can't write with that lip thing he used to do.read more
I love how you can pack so much in such a short poem! I could say what parts stood out especially for me, but their all good

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

Thank you, NormaZ...appreciate your kind words.
j.
Jacob my friend you can turn a phase like no other. Great poem.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

Thank you, Cherrie. How is the second book coming?
I look forward to another.
j.
Cherrie Palmer

8 Months Ago

I've not been in the mood lately. No free time to lay it our. I'm sure I'll get a wild hair sooner .. read more
What an enigmatic write.

Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

Thank you, Light,
j.
light and ashes

8 Months Ago

Always, friend and poet.
I went snd saw the famous Elvis theatre show last week
I loved it
Love your write


Posted 8 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

A friend of mine also saw that...she loved it as well.
j.

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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



About
Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..

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