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On which a grieving world books a room at the Heartbreak Hotel upon the sad news of the King’s death at 42.
The following poem is from Ms. Marie Greenfield’s heartfelt Elvis, Legend of Love (a poetric tribute to the KING). The book is notable for Greenfield’s charming pen and ink drawings of butterflies, flowers and sequined guitars.
So nifty and handsome,
So charming and wise
The dream in my heart,
The light in my eyes.
Elvis, Elvis tell me true,
Did I have a chance with you?
I would have been your clinging vine,
And you would have been mine.
Sadly, this delightful menagerie of grammar-eschewing poems devoted to the KING is no longer in print. Although Smaktakula purchased Elvis, Legend of Love at a swap meet for a meager $2, he holds it no less dear than his impressive collection of erotic Hummel figurines.