Elvis

No one can be Elvis
Not even Elvis
All too much
This shouting screaming lark
When the singer not the song
Becomes the business
We’ve lost our way
We’re stumbling in the dark

A person is just a person
Just a person
Let them be
Don’t idolise a god
If you do you’ll kill them
Just as surely
As if you took a gun
And made the shot

We made a world
That Elvis could not live in
Removed him from the realm
Of humankind
Graceland became a refuge
From the millions
And deified he died
And we were blind

Brian Fahy

1 August 2021

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