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Worshipping a Dead King

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: August 19, 2007

The absurdity of Elvis Mania…

They loved him true and tender
although he did things his way.
And now three long decades later
their love just won't go away.

They're crying in the chapel.
In the jailhouse weeping's heard.
In the ghetto and in Vegas
he's still worshiped. It's absurd.

His fans remain in mourning.
Like his suede shoes they are blue.
There at Graceland hound dogs whimper.
And hotels are heart-broke too.

So Elvis Aaron Presley
wears his gilded crown in death.
Seems his grave vault is a throne room.
For his fans he's king, not myth.

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Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

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Posted: August 19, 2007

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