ELVIS POETRY

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ELVIS

WHEN I LOOK BACK, I SIT AND THINK,
HOW DID I RISE? WHY DIDN'T I SINK?
THE TIME WAS RIGHT, I KNOW THAT NOW.
I THANK THE LORD FOR SHOWING ME HOW.
HE GAVE ME ALL I HAD TO GIVE,
HE GAVE ME A GOOD CHANCE TO LIVE.
I LET HIM DOWN, SOMETIMES, I KNOW
BUT HE FORGAVE ME EVEN THOUGH.
THE MUSIC THAT I HAD TO SHARE
CAME OUT WITH TENDER LOVE AND CARE.
IT WAS NOT MEANT FOR ME ALONE
ALTHOUGH I TRIED TO MAKE IT MY OWN.
NOW THAT I'VE GONE, PEOPLE STILL CARE
THEY SHOW THE LOVE THEY HAVE FOR ME THERE.
I THANK THEM ALL, EACH AND EVERY ONE
NOW THAT MY WORK IS OVER AND DONE.
MY NAME LIVES ON, I KNOW THAT'S TRUE
I DON'T KNOW WHY.   WHAT DID I DO?
 

Written by Sandra Hamilton 2002

A TRIBUTE TO A KING

IT WAS 1935 IN TUPELO MISSISSIPPI ON THE 8TH OF JAN
A KING WAS BORN A TALENTED YOUNG MAN
HIS MAMA CALLED HIM ELVIS AND AS YEARS WENT BY
HE LEARNED TO SHAKE HIS PELVIS LIKE NO OTHER GUY

HE REALLY LOVED HIS MAMA AND THAT IS HOW
WE ALL BECAME TO KNOW OF THIS LEGEND NOW
FOR HIS FIRST SONG HE RECORDED WAS ESPECIALLY FOR HER
THATíS ALRIGHT MAMA, HE STARTED A NEW ERA

HE WAS A VERY YOUNG MAN ONLY NINETEEN AT THE TIME
FROM THEN HE ROSE TO FAME AND FORTUNE, 
                                          BUT UNFORTUNATELY GUIDED BY THE WRONG KIND
I THINK YOU REALLY LOVED PRISCILLA AND OF COURSE LISA MARIE 
BUT YOUR TRUE LOVE AS A FAMILY TOGETHER, WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE

NOT EVERYONE LIKED YOU ELVIS BUT THAT IS UP TO THEM
BECAUSE TO ME ELVIS YOU ARE THE KING OF ALL MEN
YOUR FIRST UK NO 1 HIT ON 12.07.57.ALL SHOOK UP, 
IS HOW YOU GOT US FEELING AND LEFT US FEELING WHEN YOU DIED

SONGS LIKE LOVE ME TENDER, ONE NIGHT WITH YOU, ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT AND ITS NOW OR NEVER WILL ALWAYS BE EMBEDDED IN MY MIND
BUT ALL OF YOUR SONGS ELVIS ARE SUNG LIKE NO OTHER KIND
YOUR LAUGHING EYES AND YOUR LOVELY SMILE,
ARE ALWAYS LOOKING DOWN ON ME TO LOOK AT FOR A WHILE 

YOU WERE NOT BORN ELVIS TO GROW OLD AND GREY
AND THAT IS WHY IT IS TO YOU ALONE I SAY ON THE 8TH OF JAN.2005
HAPPY SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY ELVIS PRESLEY, MY HANDSOME YOUNG MAN WITH ALL MY LOVE

ONE OF YOUR GREATEST FANS

Written by Regina Harding

 


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