Juan Olivarez

Silver Star - 3,974 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Pork Cracklings In Green Sauce - Poem by Juan Olivarez

Pork cracklings in a rich green sauce,
With corn tortillas on the side.
The threat of cholesterol does give me pause,
But I know I am in heaven, I must have died.

A simple pleasure that I hold dear,
Mis chicharrones en salsa verde rule.
With a cold Corona, they have no peer,
More precious even than sparkling jewels.

A Jewish friend so envies me,
He says 'I do declare,
Maybe I could have a taste and see, '
So I growl at him just like a bear.

'Sorry Joe, I am temptation, yes I know,
But these cracklings aren't for you.
Have some Kosher beef, or some Irish stew,
I hear it goes good with a brew.'

But this culinary treat I crave,
Are on this table just for me.
And none of them do I plan to save,
For rainy days, much less for thee.

12/3/11 Alton Texas

Comments about Pork Cracklings In Green Sauce by Juan Olivarez

  • (12/6/2011 9:40:00 AM)

    This is great! Good food, good drink, good humor! Ya got me smiling! (Report) Reply

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  • Claudia Krizay (12/4/2011 10:31:00 PM)

    What can I say? I LOVE this poem. It is very down to earth. I love pork and tortillas and all Mexican food. Juan I LOVE the way you write poems about things in everyday life people can relate to- I liked your poem 'The Little Earthworm' too.
    Also you do a brilliant job with rhyme! BRAVO! I always look forward to reading your work.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 3, 2011

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