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    My own tribute to Elvis....

    I wrote this tribute poem about Elvis a few years ago and I would like to share it with you....

    Born in a shack in 35
    a child was born the twin that survived
    They called him Elvis why such a name?
    maybe a thought this child would have power and fame,
    not a power of greed or ungratefulness,
    but the power of change music and dress.

    Why am I different I just need to know
    so open my mouth and just let it flow.
    This was the begining of something so true
    one man and his music of RHYTHM and BLUES
    A look that was different bold and would shock
    giving birth to the music of which is called rock.
    Rock had a roll and so it would be
    It started right then with
    Elvis Presley.

    The loss of his mother was so hard to bare
    a young man in grief and a world that share
    Oh lord give him the strength to carry on
    for his life is not over but as only just begun.
    Time would then pass exceptence was mine
    Hit records and films all soldiered in line.

    Now he is a father of a sweet baby girl
    So precious a gift more precious than pearls
    But life with her mother was not to be
    a separation was here he just did not see.
    Life was for living and so it would be
    What was held for the future could not be forseen.
    For on August 16th in the year 77
    God called for Elvis and took him to heaven.
    You have done what I asked and now is the time
    to come up to heaven and be a star that will shine
    above all those people whose lives you have changed.
    Elvis Presley the star that will always remain.


    "I Believe" that In the "Mansion Over The Hill Top" "Where No one Stands Alone"
    Elvis was "In The Garden" singing "Lead Me Guide Me" for I have his "Hand In Mine"
    So Put "Put Your Hand In The Hand" and "Reach Out To Jesus"
    for"This Is A Thing Called Love" and just "How Great Thou Art"


    Written by Susan Parry on August 14th 2005

    Susan x
    Yesterday was the past and tomorrow is the future but today is the present ..thats why we call it the gift"
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    "Never listen to a liar it takes too long to find out the truth and my time is too precious"
    ***********************

    "Without you I am only half of me"
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    waw great tribute thanks for sharing

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    I like the way you went through his life from birth to his music, then the loss of his mother, and the birth of lisa and the end of his marrige, to his death. really nice poem thanks for sharing.
    elvislady
    Last edited by elvislady; 08-05-2007 at 12:57 PM.

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    Very nice.....and very kind of you to share this with the world. Thank you Susan,and take care.....................please share any other poems you have too.............I am sure you have a few. All the best.
    If all the modern music was the oceans - then Elvis would be the boat on which we sail.

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    That is a wonderful poem Susan - thank you for sharing it with us.

    Diane

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    That was really lovely Susan, thanks so much for sharing the poem with us.

    Rita

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    Nice Poem Susan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Dz5C9dWqs
    This is my tribute
    Play The Blues James

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    WOW ! What can I say ?? Beautiful. Your are a true fan and wrote that with much emotion.

    Thanks

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    Wonderful Poem, thanks for sharing.

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    I have read some great poems about Elvis but this one is WONDERFUL. It gave me chills.

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    Lovely poem, Susan!

    Thanks, for sharing!

    franny

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    Good poem, it's the birth of rock 'n roll and the story of his life combined. Thanks!

    How would you feel about:

    Then he became the father of a sweet baby girl
    A gift more precious than silver, gold or any pearl
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    all the goons I left behind, memories still linger..

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    Excellent Poem Susan well Phrased and a lot of work into it.

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    Thanks you guys for the kind words..but the strange thing is I dont usually write poems it was just one day sat at the comp I thought about writing my own tribute to Elvis and there it is even I was amazed and today is all about Elvis and everything he left behind for us to remember him by...


    Miss you always Elvis...with great respect to the man who started it all..


    Susan x
    Yesterday was the past and tomorrow is the future but today is the present ..thats why we call it the gift"
    **********************

    "Never listen to a liar it takes too long to find out the truth and my time is too precious"
    ***********************

    "Without you I am only half of me"
    ***********************************


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    Quote Originally Posted by EP4MEUK View Post
    Thanks you guys for the kind words..but the strange thing is I dont usually write poems it was just one day sat at the comp I thought about writing my own tribute to Elvis and there it is even I was amazed and today is all about Elvis and everything he left behind for us to remember him by...


    Miss you always Elvis...with great respect to the man who started it all..


    Susan x
    Beautiful poem and yes "great respect to the man who started it all..."
    Got my family, my kids, my books and my music, I'm good, yeah, I'm good.....

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