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  • Birthday Greetings, Mr. Presley

    Jesse Garon, stillborn older
    identical twin of Elvis Aron,
    in your unmarked Mississippi'
    grave (was the shoebox coffin
    a myth?): You'd have looked
    like him. But would you have
    lived like him? Shared his
    talent? Known fame, riches,
    ovations, adoring fans and lovers,
    as he did? Harmonized, onstage
    and off? Or would you have been
    in every way different? Your
    younger brother wondered why
    destiny made him greatest of the
    era's superstars, so very lonely on
    the pinnacle. He thought about you,
    excessively, they say. You were
    always one step ahead, weren't you?
    And then, one hot August day at
    Graceland, finally, he caught up
    with you.

    ///

  • #2
    Wow! This one brought me to tears.

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    • #3
      Oh, lunar glide, I surely wouldn't want that -- and Jesse Garon wouldn't, either, nor would Elvis Aron. The Presleys have left the house. Monica

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      • #4
        Two couldn't share that fame.
        Always one must pull ahead,
        and which would have cut Ma
        a disk. Would either
        have been so attached to her?
        A shoe-box or a Mansion home,
        sibling rivalry can't get more extreme.
        Maybe neither would have lived the dream

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        • #5
          Powerfully moving; welled up as we say around here. Thank you

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          • #6
            It’s ok Monica, I see them both shaking,baking and in total harmony now that they are reunited. Love your style as always Monica!

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            • #7
              Moving and beautiful. A tribute to anyone who has lost a sibling. A constant wondering, an eternal pain.

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              • #8
                To: lunar glide, Johntee, mooneyblack, Bobby Del Boy, rhymetime: Thank you all so much for your comments on Birthday Greetings, Mr. Presley. I heard and read that Elvis learned a great deal about his brother from their mother; also, that as he grew older, he was reading and meditating about world religions and wondering how he was singled out to be the King. I'm positive that, especially as his health waned, his brother was often on his mind. I agree with Johntee's conclusion. I appreciate deeply your sensitivity and the kind things each of you has said, in particular Bobby Del Boy. Thanks! Monica

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                • #9
                  Monica, I am intrigued by the thought that “The King” is still with us through his music and his spirit is alive and well in the afterlife. Also, you brought him back to life with your poem on his birthday. Elvis the King lives on!

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for your words about "The King," Bobby Del Boy. I have a feeling that Elvis is happy and well in the afterlife. How great it is that we're in a century in which voices can be captured and live on! And this includes the voices of so many other wonderful singers of yesterday..Monica

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