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Legend of Elvis Presley Final Part

E arly in his childhood,like an angel from above,he sang gospel and blues
L ooked like a movie star,even in high school,loved those blue suede shoes
V ernon and Gladys,there from the start,his ever-so-proud mom and dad
I n The Ghetto his voice was unique,poverty tuned it sad
S uspicious Minds,what a hit,got our temperatures risin`again

P resence had changed quite a bit since the 1950`s whirlwind
R ock n`Roll was here to stay and the female fans wouldn`t surrender
E lvis`voice matured even more as he serenaded us with Love Me Tender
S o intence and charismatic,hips a winding,spell-binding from the stage
L ived hard and fast in Hollywood`s limelight,sadly drugs made him age
E nd was near,his song cut short,on 16th August 1977
Y es,the King of Rock,a Jailhouse hunk,ascended as a star in the heavens

A.Ertsland & G.Rix
6th.February 2012

Banged my head with Gwendolen,and out came acrostic.Thanks for the collab,you
Graceland smoothie.

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  1. Date: 2/12/2012 4:50:00 AM
    great collab. i use to live near Graceland. got my divorce in memphis. had the blues for three years. i can remember Elvis' death. it was a day not unlike this one where they found the body of whitney houston in a hotel. and just like elvis she is all over the news. a LEGEND has died.

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 5:50:00 PM
    great Acrostic on the KING Elvis.. nice collab with Gwen .. he was one of a kind for sure and u captured him in a wonderful way.. Arlld.. thankxx for sharing luv..

  1. Date: 2/9/2012 4:38:00 PM
    Very nice collaberation. You guys work really well together. I love the acrostic form of poetry and you did so well! I'm sure Elvis himself would be impressed if he were to read it. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 2/8/2012 9:13:00 AM
    enthralled by this rock-and -roll piece, arild!... a bouncing portrayal of the king who made our souls beat.. so heartfelt with gwendolen in tow... yes to this! :) huggs!

  1. Date: 2/8/2012 4:46:00 AM
    Lovely collaboration here well done. I hope you meant "girly" for that Texan lump and not "gurlie " like you put, unless that has a meaning I know nothing about and in that case I can add it to the long list of things know nothing about xx Thanks for the comments

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 2/8/2012 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes I ment girly,but wrote it the way it sounds:)
  1. Date: 2/7/2012 10:08:00 PM
    Arlid, a very xooll collab... you and Rix... rock things better than you know... thank you.. always... ummm.. now when are you going to post your first blog... ja ja ja...pd

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 2/8/2012 10:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    working on it..working on it..!lol
  1. Date: 2/7/2012 7:25:00 PM
    How wonderful to know Gwen collaborated with you. You know what, I was thinking this was for the Maverick contest!! You can do yet another Elvis poem for THAT contest!! Nicely done collab!!

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 3:04:00 PM
    I like this, any excellent poem on elvis and this is one. i enjoy. a couple of years aga i posted one here, called Elvis still missing you. but it's beyond the 200 titles allowed so i don't know if it can be viewed. harry

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 1:08:00 PM
    Gwen and Arild well done !!! Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 1:07:00 PM
    This was fun, Arild...we shall do it again in the future...I really forgot a lot about the KING while I was reading up on him and revisiting his songs. I was only 9 when he died and remember hearing the announcement as my parents drove me home from daycare. It was as tho the earth stood still in the car...the noise was deafening. Gwendolen

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 2/7/2012 1:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Gwendolen! It really turned out great,and thanks again for the collab:) Arild
  1. Date: 2/7/2012 11:54:00 AM
    Just a wonderful reminder of those crazy days back when Arild. He certainly defined an age when we were so much more innocent. You two did a super job!!! :) Luv, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 11:37:00 AM
    nicely done you two, *7th line typo, her should be here*. I was a big fan of his music and believe it or not his movies when I was a kid ( I have about 30 record albums)

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 2/7/2012 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Francine:) Sadens my heart that he left us much to early.