Blue Suede Shoes

Blue Suede Shoes

A Poem by Sami Khalil
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The legend. The king of rock and roll. Honoring him. The most sold artist in the history. Note: I have mailed this poem to Graceland.

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Blue Suede Shoes/By Sami Khalil

Honoring the king of Rock and Roll.. My visit to Graceland.

The Poem:

 

Followers wept as the setting sun draped his body

A missing crown, an indelible king of Graceland

Thoughts trundled off beaten paths of Memphis

Clouds drifted, swiftly moving as Elvis and his band.

 

Museum of memories, candles burnt for a superstar

Destined to glory, gifted to love him tender in hearts

Eccentric as he was, each room told a different story

Ghostly halls of the mansion echoed his immortal arts.

 

Don’t be cruel world, a poor boy from Tupelo’s loins

A Rock and Roll legend, lonely in a heartbreak hotel

Jived millions the world over midline younger crowds

As death purloined him; all shook up in a bombshell.

 

That’s alright mama, suspicious minds and surrender

Sing the delta blues Elvis… with your rhythmic guitar

Do it your way, gospel, country rock, blues and rock

We celebrate in reverie, your heavenly voice from afar.

 


© 2014 Sami Khalil



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Though Elvis certainly deserves great praise and widespread recognition for his countless accomplishments, in many ways, his was a failed life. To whom much is given, much is expected.
Due mostly to Presley's allowing "the Colonel" a stranglehold on his life, the singer never became the actor he had every ability to be. For the sake of fast and substantial money, Elvis was pushed into making one silly-a*s movie after another. "Love Me Tender"--his very first movie--well displayed the rocker's innate talent. With work, his acting could have been great. (There was one other film, whose title now eludes me, that wasn't bad.) The rest, though probably beloved by his devoted fans, were pretty much formulaic pablum.
Frustration with the stagnancy of his career led to wanton drug abuse and obvious physical neglect (the obese Vegas years.) Eventually, climaxing with The King dying ignominiously on his hidden throne.
May Elvis now be singing sweet gospel tunes for his Creator.


Posted 2 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Wow. You are so right. That was the unfortunate and down spiral chapter of his life that he paid dea.. read more
An absolutely fabulous tribute! I love the way you wove so much of his iconic style and work into your tribute. This is as unforgettable as Elvis himself!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Thank you kindly. As long as you put my name or give me the credit. Appreciated...:).....
MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Oh, I'll just share your page to her Facebook, if you don't mind. I would never include someone else.. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Ok. Good. Thank you for all...:).......
Such a great tribute to a great rock icon. Love his music. Jammerific! Very well written.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much beloved poet for this wonderful review and kind words. You are appreciated to.. read more
beautiful tribute, amazing write

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much dear poet for this amazing review and sharing with us. Glad you enjoyed it..... read more
Elvis would be proud! Loved it...

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. I do hope so. Thank you so much Andrew for all....Take care...:).................
Crazy not to love Elvis. This was great! My father actually visited Graceland as a teen and jumped into his pool like so many others did. Elvis escorted him and his two friends out. Ode to family historical antics...lol

I loved reading the poem. Alanis Morissette's, Black Velvet, made me appreciate Elvis a little more as an 80's child who was young when he died.

"A missing crown, an indelible king of Graceland" hit me the most. Few appreciate his talent like they should.

Once again, great job.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well spoken. So glad you have been touched by Elvis, this write and the timeless mu.. read more
Great tribute to the king. Your words roll out very smoothly and you have a great use of description :)


Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you kindly dear one for this lovely review and melodious tunes. All appreciated...:)....... read more
Hard to not remember such a great talent...you did him and his songs justice Sami...gave them a new energy x

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. So true and well observed. I'm so glad to know you like Elvis and his genre. I know you are a m.. read more
Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Years Ago

I really appreciate your kindness Sami, thank you very much! x
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

You are welcome...:).......................
I like some of Elvis's songs and as soon as I saw the title I knew what it was about. While reading this, I was and still am listening to "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn. That and this poem equals perfection.
Thanks for sharing!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you so much dear poet for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Glad to know that. Many ric.. read more
Bluefire

3 Years Ago

You're very welcome and may rich blessings come your way also. ^^
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

:)..................
Wonderful tribute to The King!
I am sure he is Rockin n Rollin with the angels...
Great piece.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Hahaha. Awesome. So glad you like this write and the king of Rock and Roll... Many rich melodies...:.. read more

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