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Elvis Presley - Haiku

Updated on February 4, 2015

Hips were a swaying
The women were a swooning
We were all cooing

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Elvis is the King
Like a puppet on a string
He wore lots of bling

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Graceland was his home
Memphis was the stars city
His aura was bliss

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In August he died
Elvis had left the building
Never to return

Jan 8th 1935 - Aug 16th 1977
Jan 8th 1935 - Aug 16th 1977

A fab Dad he was
Lisa Marie was his gem
Resemblence is fact

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He would croon his song
Ain't Nothing But A Hound Dog
we cried all the time

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A sexy lip curl
Jumpsuit and jewel studded cape
Oh, suspicious minds

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Movies and music
Thirty three successful films
Brought Elvis to life

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Gladys, Vernon's son
Tupelo, Mississippi
King of Rock and Roll

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Fans still miss him so
Thank you, Thank you very much
His music lives on

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© 2012 Linda Bilyeu

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      MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

      Elvis is one of my favorites. he was The King and will live forever. Thanks for reminding all of us.

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Just as they continue to say Elvis still lives......so too, your Haiku will live on forever!!

      Well it's one for the money...two for the show....three to get ready..now go cat go!!!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      So nice had to vote up. Always wanted to go to Vegas to see Elvis but didn't make it in time.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Back for another visit. If anyone asked me if a Haiku could be written about Elvis, I would tell them no way. I should have know that here in hubland lives a ray of Sunshine who can do anything when it comes to writing!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Sunshine, I am a big Elvis fan and you had me trapped like "a puppet on a string". Loved your haiku. Well done.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Came back to read again! A great tribute to Elvis and enjoyed reading your haiku.

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      AJ 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Very nice Sunshine625 !

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy 79th Birthday to the King!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      I came back for another read! long live the King! lol!

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      Eli@coachdaddy 3 years ago

      Ever heard Ingrid Michaelson's cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love with you?" I have to stop working whenever it comes on my Pandora. It's amazing how his work and music live on through new artists now, and it's a testament to the fact that his music will never die.

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      Francisco 4 years ago

      I didn't understand your reply, but reidang your profile I see you've remastered these videos. Well done, Something sounds great. I'm a home musician and know how hard mixing and mastering is. Proper mastering is beyond me but I often put old recordings through a bit of compression and add gain.

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      Sannel 4 years ago

      Wow, this is such a wonderful Elvis tribute in the form of haiku. Very ingenious and quite brilliant!

      Thank you,

      Sannel

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Elvis will live forever through his music. Did you ever hear the song he wrote for his Mother, "Mama loved the Roses"?

      Great Hub. I enjoyed your Haiku, too. Voted UP and shared.

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      quicksand 4 years ago

      When I was five years old, I was introduced to Elvis via the album GI Blues. "That gentleman dressed up like a soldier" was indeed very handsome! He was truly blessed with extreme good looks and a voice that can never ever be matched. I also think that the soundtrack from the movie "Blue Hawaii" was the best ever soundtrack for all time.

      Great article indeed! Cheers!

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      AudraLeigh 4 years ago

      He would croon his song

      Ain't Nothing But A Hound Dog

      we cried all the time

      That is my favorit haiku in the midst of all the other great nes! Loved how you used / chose your own words and incorporated them with his song titles...clever! Nice tribute to you friend at the end too :)

      I bet it would have been cool to see him live! My parents saw him in '76 at Buffalo! They said he was wonderful! What is your favorite song by him? Mine is in the Ghetto".

      I loved this today!

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      I can never get enough of Elvis!

      Who does not like Suspicious Minds?

      Sunshine, this is a lovely tribute to Elvis :)

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Linda,

      I'd like to see you write more haiku about celebrities. This article is terrific!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      The King will always live in our hearts and rock n roll souls!

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Elvis was one of my favorites from childhood... very well done

      Linda and Suspicious minds was an excellent song from him... good choice in video, and the style of poetry !!!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Hubba Hubba hubpages! :-)

      This is a great piece that I found shared on Facebook. Looking forward to reading more of your work.

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      Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

      What to say about the King of rock 'n' roll eh!? Excellent job Linda... Voted up and funny and awesome.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      This brings back some great memories of Elvis! I saw his debut on the Ed Sullivan show on a little black and white TV. Later, danced to his songs at the high school sock hops...oh, my, was there anything more romantic for a teenage girl than slow dancing with her boyfriend to "Love Me Tender"? Elvis lives on in many hearts!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Do you know what "The King" is doing right now?

      He's singing "You are my Sunshine." Elvis style with a bump and grind just for you! :)

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      iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

      Like the haiku very much. In just a few words they really sum up Elvis' greatness.

      His reign still lives on... :)

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Love your Haikus and Elvis songs. Awesome. Voted up and share.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Dana ~ Mary ~ Gwen ~ CrisSp ~ Vincent ~ Teaches ~ MrsBKay ... Thank you all for stopping by to wish Elvis a Happy Birthday and to share your memories. He's gone, but never forgotten.

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      Britney 4 years ago from Southern California Desert

      Cool! I work in an elementary classroom and we were designing our bulletin board with January holidays. We had a list and as I read "Elvis's Birthday" each one would give me a blank stare and ask, "Who's that?" Ah, youth!

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Yes indeed a brilliant haiku tribute to the King of Rock N Roll. He has always been my idol, I grew up listening to the King and loved his music. I was shocked when I heard of his death, he would be 78 if he was alive today. To be honest, I'm happy in a way he went as a younger man. I know he's a rockin on the other side, hope to be able to listen to him when I cross over to. Voted Up and shared Ms Sunshine.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Love Elvis, love haiku! This is fantastic! I enjoyed it.

      Up and sharing!

      Thank you, thank you very much (in Elvis tone)!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Fabulous tribute to The King of Rock and Roll. I remember seeing him in concert a few months before he died. He was amazing to the end. Voted up.

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      I loved all of Elvis's songs, including gospel and Christmas. I also was an avid follower of his movies as a kid. : ) My dad didn't like him, of course. he thought he was vulgar. But...we girls...loved him!! : ) Thanks for sharing your Haiku on him, the King of Rock n Roll!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Great Hub. There will never be another Elvis Presley. The song he wrote for his Mother "Mama Loved the Roses" is so beautiful, and not people have ever heard it. I loved all his songs.

      I voted this UP, shared, Pinned and Tweeted.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      LOVE THIS. Highlights some of the best things about The King... and reminds me of my Step-Grandma. She loved Evis and her basement was like an Elvos shrine including an Elvis pillow and bust! We always thought it was so weird as kids. :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Nell, Richard, Michelle, Vinaya, Rajan...Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the King!

      Happy 78th Birthday Elvis!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      The second read gives more meaning to the great artist.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      There's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on up above as someone is cryin' in the chapel over the hound dog that's no longer enduring Kentucky Rain. But, you're too young to remember him! : ) Great job!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Had to pop in again to say the guy was a pro at making folks jive!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Linda, a fine tribute to Elvis, the King of Rock n Roll. I really liked him in his white ensemble. A very electrifying performer with a magnetic voice.

      Voted up & beautiful.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      I loved Elvis! in fact my ex husband was an Elvis impersonator! don't laugh, I said don't laugh...! haha! well, he never dressed like him, but he used to sing in the clubs as Elvis! now I will hide my head in embarrassment! lol!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Ish, Thank you for your comment. Elvis the pelvis was quite the entertainer, even if we just watch him:)

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      A befitting tribute to the King of Rock and Roll! I have heard a lot about him! He was indeed a legend and his music will continue to live for upcoming generations! A wonderful haiku!

      Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you dghbrh and midget38! It's hard to believe that Elvis passed away 35 years ago. The king lives on :)

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Ah, the King of Rock and Roll! Absolutely love his music and the Jail House Rock! Definitely voted up and shared! You'll hit the 100K mark in no time! :D

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      One of my favorite singers!!!! He'll live on forever. Thanks for the lovely haikus, Linda.

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Very nice Haiku...interesting:-)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Rich and Janine...Thank you for sharing your Elvis memories. I had just turned 15 years old and had tickets to see Elvis in concert at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island the following month. I was totally devastated. I'm excited because I was playing Elvis tunes the other day and Faith enjoyed the songs! Yay! :)

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      I confess even though Elvis died only 2 short months after I was born in 1977, I have always been a bit obsessed with him. His music and movie career has always fascinated me. I even ended up picking his song, "Can't Help Falling in Love" for our wedding song. That said loved this haiku in honor of the king of rock and roll himself. Still cannot believe he is dead 35 years now! Also voted up and shared too, Linda!!

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Linda -

      Great Haiku(s)!

      Even I liked Elvis. I once told a barber that I wanted my hair cut like Elvis (I was very, very young). For some reason, I walked out with a flat top and a jar of pink cream to mold it each morning.

      It's a shame he left us. My stock value in jelly donuts has never been the same. You might say it's failed to rise over the years.

      Loved it! Great Hub!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Nice comment Effer. I'm sure Elvis the Pelvis would appreciate it, I know I do. I just wanna be your teddy bear... :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi James! Thank you for stopping by to visit the King and I. I appreciate it! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Alocsin! Thank you for stopping by 5 months ago! Haha! I appreciate your comment!:)

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Sunshine...A tribute to the KING!! To anyone who doesn't LOVE the King, I say, "Don't Be Cruel".....He was the best, even if he was in Blue Hawaii.....or anywhere in the world. If you don't bow down before the KING....You Ain't Nothin but a Hound Dog!

      Great Haiku, GF!!! UP++

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      I'm a huge Elvis fan and loved these Haikus Linda. Wonderful and fitting words. Voted up, awesome, beautiful, and interesting :)

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      A great tribute to Elvis. I didn't know he made 33 films -- thought it was fewer than that. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      no problem Linda... and that's patently obvious :0)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Long live the King! Thank you, thank you very much for all your comments! Always appreciated!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      very nice, Linda. I've been to Graceland and it's kind of funny how unimpressive it is. My fave Elvis song is "Suspicious Minds"

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      A great tribute to the Man. I saw him once as he was entering a concert (I was on the outside) and was hopelessly hooked. BTW I was 13 at the time. Saw "Love Me Tender" five times in one day at the movies; just stayed and re-watched. Great haiku bringing back great memories.

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Linda,

      He did it his way... until the last second of his breath. I have been lucky enough to live on his time, I'm 49. Mom and aunts loved him and..those hips too. Actually we can do some 'hipping around' The king! Thanks for you and the music you gave to the world! THANKS FOR THIS MAGNIFICENT HAIKU Linda!

      LORD

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      Sunshine on the lovely Hubphone

      Everybody swaying, like a clone

      Let's Rock!

      Well done Sunshine. Luv,

      MAKUSR

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      Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      A fitting tribute to a great legend.It only seems like yesterday coming home from school to hear of his death. He was taken far too young.

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      SUE PR 5 years ago

      ANOTHER GREAT HUB, THIS BRINGS ME BACK TO 2010 WHEN HUBBY AND I WERE FORTUNATE TO VISIT MEMPHIS, SO WE STAYED AT THE HEARTBREAK HOTEL, WENT TO TOUR SUN MUSIC STUDIO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN AND THEN THE GREAT TOUR OF GRACELAND.. WE WERE IN SUCH AWE WITH WHAT WE HAD LEARNED AND WE THOUGHT WE KNEW HIM WELL, ... SO WE FOUND WHILE TOURING IT ALL MANY FACTS THAT WE DIDN'T KNOW WE SAW HIS 2 PLAINS HIS AUTOS HIS MUSEUM ETC... SO SINCE HUBBY WAS PROBABLY ONE OF HIS BIGGEST FANS I HAD EVER MET IM SO HAPPY I GOT TO REALISH THIS WONDERLAND WITH HIM.. ON LIVES THE KING.. AND THANKS

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Love this one Sunshine! Elvis will always be THE KING!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      A great tribute to Elvis - his music lives on...

      Great Haiku and voted up!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Cogerson! Cmerritt! Made! Sue! Thank you for stopping by to visit Elvis!! This is his birthday weekend...Happy Birthday to Elvis!:)

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Sunshine25

      Love this one. My mom and I are big fans of Elvis Presley. We will be attending two events to celebrate his birthday.

      Voted up and away!

      Have a great weekend.

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      I love this hub. I grew up with Elvis playing in the background as my mother was vacuum-cleaning. Later me and my brother also started listening to the king of rock.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Nice!!

      all I can say is...

      Thank you, thank you very much!

      Always fun to read!

      Chris

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      Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

      Nice tribute to the King...I have never been a huge Presley fan...but I understand his power...one of the first times I dealt with death was when he passed....I was not upset...but two of my closest friend's moms were very upset the day they heard the King passed....it made me really think about life and death. Voted up and interesting.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Marisa for stopping on by the Elvis train:))

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Sunshine625 - This haiku is fab! What a great tribute to Elvis. He sure was a gorgeous devil! What a cutie! I love the videos too!

      voted up up up! (insert lip curl and a hip swivel here)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      We thank you HBN for your comment and vote!

      b.Malin I'm glad I made Elvis smile with his curled lip and all!:)

      Thank you Vinaya, I agree Elvis did make some awesome movies!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Though I'm not a great fan of Elvis Presley, I sometimes enjoy his songs. Your haikus are beautiful. Now I will begin to listen to Elvis more often.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Elvis is Smiling down at you now Sunshine...He made us all feel so special, and no one could top his Music, or the way he sang his songs...Thanks for a Beautiful Tribute, along with those Terrific Videos.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      This was a beautiful Elvis tribute for all his fans and also for your dear friend.

      Thanks for sharing it with us.

      Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you, thank you very much Bryan, Paula and drbj! We (Elvis and I) appreciate you stopping by and showing him some hublove!:))

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      I know that Elvis has left the building, but thank you, Sunshine, for bringing him back today. He was one of a kind who left us much too soon.

      Nice Haiku, m'dear.

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      FAB U LOUS!!! Amazingly good Haikiu, Sunshine. Ahhhh, The KING, yes he was...is and always will be. I have seen several Elvis Wanna-be's and although they entertain a bit, when they're done, I think to myself: "Okay, thanks a lot buddy, nice try. Now take the cape off and get over yourself. There IS only ONE Elvis!! lol

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      Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      4/5\ /5\7\5\ may be demanding but Linda Makes Them Rock!;-))

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Glyn! It was my pleasure to finally get you for a change! Happy Birthday Elvis!! XO

      Hi Blondey! He did look nice in the white costume! Well he looked good in all his get-ups! Thanks for stopping by!:)

      Hi Jackie! Always a pleasure to see you! Your MIL had good taste in music. I don't have a shrine but I do have my share of mementos!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Red! I hope your mom enjoys this Elvis haiku! Since she's such a fan maybe she'll have her own celebration on Jan. 8th to celebrate his birthday! :))

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I think my mother-in-law worshiped the man, her house was a shrine to him. He was indeed very good though, such a shame what happens with all these talented people. Fun hub though. Voted up.

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      Rosemary Amrhein 5 years ago from Boston, MA

      I like the white costume, I'd seen it before but never paid attention, as I was young. He was quite the performer voice and body wise. lol. Nice tribute and poem :)

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      Glyn 5 years ago

      OMG... OMG...What can I say?!! You got me Sunshine. I'm speechless! (circle this day on your calendar)I'm truly...'All shook up'. My day is complete now...from finding that my birthday song in the year I was born was "Teddy Bear" it's like is was meant to be. Both he and you are "Always on my mind" and of course "He knows just what I need" He "Touched me". I know he can be a "Hound Dog" at times...but he knows how to "Love me Tender" Hope you and I never have to "Go our Separate ways". "You don't have to say you love me"....I know you do....as I do you too!! I am so amazed at the "Wonder of You" Sunshine! Thank you!! xox

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Mmm, that sexy lip curl, right?! I love your haiku so much Im going to share it with my mom tomorrow. She saw Elvis all those years ago and hasn't forgotten a single minute of it. She loves to tell the story and I love to hear it :) All the votes!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Susan and Ray!!! :)

      Tammy that was awesome!!! Great comment, love your singing!

      I enjoyed hearing about your memory Kelly!!

      Thank you all for visiting with Elvis and me .... we are all shoook up also!!

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Sunshine - I love Elvis...and his blue suede shoes! Favorite Elvis memory would have to be this guy that used to sing that song "Little Sister" and pull my ponytail! LOL.

      Up and awesome Haiku's!! Made me smile to sift throughout the memory bank - I rallied I have several happy Elvis memories!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you, thank you very much for this hub. I Can't Help Falling in Love with this hub. Whew.. now I am All Shook up. I think it is the leather pants. Its No Secret I Am Not The Marrying Kind, but How Great Thou Art!! God Bless America! Well done!

      Great work Sunshine. This is awesome. Have a Husky, Dusky Day and Shake That Tambourine In the Ghetto! I gotta have A Little Less Conversation and Go East Young Man. Loved it!

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      Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

      A very nice tribute to Elvis. :)

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Love it! Love it! Love it!!