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Elvis Presley: The Same Amount of Time

Elvis Presley: The Same Amount of Time

You've been dead for the same amount of time that you lived, forty-two years.
You were loved and your death devastated each and every one of your peers.
You didn't perform in all fifty states, one state that you missed was Montana.
You performed your last concert on June 26, 1977 in the state of Indiana.
Two of your hit songs were 'All Shook Up' and 'Hound Dog'.
You had great taste in motorcycles, you sure did love Hogs.
You had a wonderful life but not a life that was long.
When doctors constantly prescribed those pills, it was wrong.
You loved to give away Cadillacs, you truly had a heart of gold.
It was very sad to lose you when you were only 42 years old.
One of your friends saw you putting a hole in your foot with a drill.
When he asked you why, you said you were doing it to get more pills.
When you died on August 16, 1977, every one of your fans were in tears.
You've been dead for the same amount of time that you lived, forty-two years. 

[Dedicated to Elvis A. Presley (1935-1977) who died on August 16, 1977.]

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Simon Bromley

Very good write and some stuff about Elvis I never knew too.

Cherie Leigh

Hi Randy...Great dedication to Elvis.  He should have lived much longer...I am so upset with how doctors get people addicted to pain pills and take no responsibility for the deaths from them...It is at epidemic levels.  I did not realize it has been 42 years ago since he died, and that it was the age he died too.  So sad that he was so addicted that he had to hurt himself to get more meds....I did not know that either.  I did hear that he died reading a book about the Shroud of Turin on the toilet....He was closer to God than he thought.... So sad.  Thanks for sharing. xo