ELVIS AND JESUS by Jeffrey Littrell


I’ve got Elvis and Jesus and a pickup truck

Jesus hangs from the rearview and brings me luck

and leading me on to a brighter tomorrow,

is the Elvis license plate

on this black Silverado


my momma loves them both

she put ’em on there

so to take ‘em off now

I surely don’t dare


you see, I prefer Orbison, but she loves the King

and I never took much to the church goin’ thing,

but I’m a deep-southern, countryboy rebel within

and if I took ‘em off

she might not make me dumplings again


now, they say Jesus loves me even when I do wrong

and “Suspicious Minds” is a pretty good song

so tonight it’s us three out on I-65

I’m a poor, hopeless sinner

just glad I’m alive


About digthroughlife

I am a fifty-three year old poet who also writes fiction. I worked twenty-three years for the USPS, though never enthusiastically. I am a member of French Writers Worldwide and have had several poems published in French and Spanish. I hold strong opinions on music, film, and human rights. Some of my influences are Charles Bukowski, Arthur Rimbaud, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Sylvia Plath, W.B Yeats, Bob Marley, William Blake, and Hunter S. Thompson. I'm an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, and Indiana Pacers. I like traveling by car. I enjoy seeing rock and alt-country bands in small venues. I hold a black belt in Taekwondo, but no longer spar due to injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident in 2005. I play acoustic guitar. I love Crown Royal whiskey and California Kush. Women are both the bane of my existence and all that sustains me. I believe strongly in the power of love and heartbreak. View all posts by digthroughlife

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