Have an Elvis magnet on my fridge
Saw most of his moves when I was a kid
Liked his smile and those whirling hips
Was older when I watched his demise

So why keep Elvis for fun?
For me he is the perfect example
Of deep sadness when we have ample
Looks, fame, talent and wealth

Medications played with his health
Died lonely and bitter
Daughter mostly left with a sitter
Yet most of us chase such superficial goals

Indeed many are prepared to sell their own soul
Temporary happiness is not even skin deep
Kindness is what we should seek
Love and helping others brings real satisfaction

Worldly fame and wealth doesn’t compare a fraction
Beauty fades with age unless you Sean or Raquel
Fame and talent are fickle
As life in public seems to prickle

Worldly wealth can’t give inner health
So avoid Elvis’s sad end
To yourself be a friend
Community contribution enables contentment

Know that it works well for me
So connect at a different level and see
It is the ONLY way to be free!

6.2.06 – Reminded by the big Elvis Festival in Parkes, NSW this weekend past!