All These Years of Tears
Written by: Thorne Peters
President of the Yours in ELVIS Forever Fan Club, Memphis, TN
All these years of tears have not begun to express
The pain I felt inside the day you were laid to rest.
The most beautiful part of my world was taken away;
Filling me with emptiness since that August day.
It was touching how the whole world shared in my grief;
There was universal mourning beyond belief.
Those unbearable days have become unending years;
Which is far too long for you not to hear our cheers.
The love that is offered to the heavens in your name;
The millions who have stood and cried at your grave;
Offers proof your childhood dream came true
There has never been another that comes close to you.
The mystery train that departed that long ago depot;
Still rides the rails no other artist can go.
So deep and abiding remains your fandom
That it is difficult for outsiders to fathom.
We have learned to forgive what they say about us;
How sad for them not to know the love of Elvis.
You left us once before when they sent you to Wiesbaden;
You were gone then too, but you were not forgotten.
How many times they have conspired to end our love
Ed Sullivan, the Army, Albert Goldman; what were they thinking of?
Nobody can come between "The King" and his loyal subjects
Through every vicious, slanderous attack, we have coalesced.
The smile, the concerts, the books, the movies, the songs;
Are what gets us through this tragedy, and keeps us strong.
We have brought about your resurrection; you've been born again;
There will be plenty of love for you in the generations ahead.
Out there in the dawn there's a beckoning candle - your eternal flame
That burns brightly in our hearts each time we chant your name...
ELVIS! ELVIS! ELVIS!
I posted this poem because it was so heart-warming to me and I thought all of you would enjoy it.