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Elvis

Elvis.

Oh Elvis you were handsome, big and grand
At times folk found you hard to understand.
And life for you so quickly it did move
My friend it seems you had so much to prove.
You gave the world the power of your song
And your bonding with your mother was so strong.

Religion it was strong within your Psyche
To sing those spirituals you really liked.
Your mind at times was battered and so bruised
And times you seemed all mixed up and confused.
An enigma, you so different in your ways
You really brought some colour to our days.

You sang your songs, you made it to the top
In spite of this your troubles did not stop
As that greedy man he pushed you all the way
And kept you down and always had last say
Yes you were such an asset to this man
As you sang and made him rich it worked to plan.

When fame and fortune took you by the hand
It seemed you had the world at your command.
And then you lost the women in your life
Your mother and your daughter and your wife
Oh Lord it left you cold and oh so sad
And though you had so much your life turned bad.

And so you killed yourself with your bad ways
Cause joy was never there to fill your days.
I hope you’ve found some peace now where you are
Even though you be no more a star.
Elvis how your name just lingers on
As still the world gets lost within your songs

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  1. Date: 3/5/2014 5:35:00 PM
    Hi Peter, well being an Elvis fan myself I just Loved this. I really like the way you didn't just concentrate on the bad Peter, too many people do that these days.They seem to forget what the man did, all the good. That's life I guess. Always used to like to sing Elvis myself, the ballads. I always like a good ballad, make it a real romantic ballad and I'm in my element. As I say, as a fan, this is one really competent write Peter. A big well done. Have a good day. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/6/2014 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Michael. When I wrote songs I was influenced by two people, Elvis and Bod Dylan. that's why I mainly write in the ballad style, mixed with blues. it goes back to the fifties and sixties. That's when music was really satisfying to me. I appreciate your comments, my friend... have nice weekend....Peter
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 9:36:00 PM
    Very nice story about The King, Peter. I learned a few details in it too...makes me want to learn more. His talent transcends time...perhaps some of our poems will, too.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/10/2014 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was thirteen when I first heard Elvis sing 'That's alright Mama' Which started me onto a journey into the blues, which I still love. I think he was my first Hero, Thank you for your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 8:27:00 PM
    This is a great tribute Peter...to many he will always be a star...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/10/2014 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Joseph for your very kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 5:20:00 PM
    peter - a wonderful tribute to elvis. i recently visited graceland, although i was not really a huge elvis fan, but being in memphis gave me a new appreciation for all that he gave to people. you've captured that well here...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/10/2014 3:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Now Menphis; there was a big blues scene there. That would be a nice place to visit. I love the blues...Thanks for your comments my friend....peter
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 4:25:00 PM
    I have a friend in Oklahoma, who met Elvis at an airport . been to over 28 if his concerts, and been to Graceland a few times. What a sad loss and talent., the likes we will ever see again. A fine tribute from a very talented writer that you are Peter. well done. Pete.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/10/2014 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Pete, I think he would have been a very nice man, by what I have read about him. It was a shame that he died so early. Thank for your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 1:38:00 AM
    As you know I am an Elvis fan and you did a damn good job my dear so very true, loved it.......Luv.....Ve x

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/9/2014 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my love. I think most people from our generation had a love affair for Elvis, he and Bob Dylan changed our world, along with all the others that came after them. I appreciate your comments.....peterxxxx
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 12:26:00 AM
    very good tale about Elvis...so true to his life with the good and the bad..I really liked it Peter...luv,Deb

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/9/2014 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Deb, I think Elvis was my very first hero. I appreciate your comments, my friend....Peter