Elvis Had Tears

from his childhood dreams
out sitting on his swing
from his mommas tender means
he shed them in his youth while letting loose
as the king would grow he had moments to show
going off in the army being late for curfew
parting is such sweet sorrow my friend
married Lisa Marie in pleasant history
a blend of make believe as he put together Graceland
let the reader understand he had an infinite plan
yet deep inside he hid his feelings until he broke in two
having bitten off far more then he could ever chew
made movies with Ann Margaret was on target
the flings of Jail House rock he was on top
but to his surprise he was in a mix of lies
Elvis had tears throughout the years
at his mommas funeral he couldn't compose himself
then many years had passed having every reason to grasp
the tender message of his voice with a precious choice
Nixon gave him a medal of bearing arms & tabacco
through all his endeavors let us deeply remember
his whispering voice with a choice
1977 was the last time we saw him
he shed a tear to numb his pain
his deep emotions were driving him insane
yet for Elvis sake he soared through the flames
to the king rest nice sweet Mr. Presley we shall see you one day in heaven
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Submitted by hitalot on October 16, 2017


Mario William Vitale

Mario William Vitale is a twentieth century poet. He has developed a style of free verse. Has written over one thousand poems. more…

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