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Elvis is Dead

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Elvis is Dead

I don’t believe that Elvis is dead
Men never walked on the moon
WWWF was real
Those big sweaty men
Were kicking each others

Have a piece of birthday cake
You’ll never be this old again
Black and white TV
No fans no AC
Come on Ma 
Can’t you see?

Take out the trash
With the TV
Roast is burnt
And where is Dad
He died in 63

Baby Jesus loves us so
The Buddha was a priest
Time goes by and then 
It stops
Forging new memories

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  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:50:00 AM
    Sad tales you write. The futility of life is rampant here. Forging new memories wraps things up very nicely. love Kathy Any relation to Joyce Kilmer? You are more like Alan Seeger.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/5/2013 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well my father claims we are related but I never did the math so to speak. I will have to check out Alan Seeger. thanks again for taking the time to comment. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 1:04:00 PM
    Ah yes. ...our quality of living occurs in the mind... When it crumbles into fragments I hope there are remnants of good experiences . This has lovely, thoughtful perspective :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 5:18:00 PM
    Interesting write..I wish time did stop..We would all have more

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/3/2013 2:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    there are ways to make it stop. Meditate. Loss yourself in a song, run so hard till you can't anymore.... Kilimer
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 4:04:00 PM
    Those last three lines are powerful. Elvis isn't dead. He is very much alive in many people's minds and hearts. Just like any other memory. I like the style of this poem. Has a touch of the past. Very nice and I enjoyed reading it! Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/2/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I wrote this about my grandmother who is not mentally all here, but she is there. And maybe there is better than here. :0) Kilmer