Priscilla Presley teared up studying a shifting poem written by certainly one of her granddaughters to eulogize Lisa Marie Presley on Sunday.
The “Previous Soul” poem, which Priscilla recited at her daughter’s public memorial service at Graceland, was penned by both Riley, 33, or twins Harper and Finley, 14.
The verses started, “In 1968, she entered our world / Born drained, fragile, but sturdy / She was delicate however was crammed with life.
“She all the time knew she wouldn’t be right here too lengthy / Childhood passes by with a glimpse of her inexperienced eye / She then grew a household of her personal,” the poem continued.
It went on to reference Lisa Marie’s son Benjamin’s demise by suicide in July 2020, studying, “Then got here her second baby leaving her with suspicion / May this be the angel that takes me dwelling?”
The poem was titled “Previous Soul.”Getty Photographs for ABA
The poem ended with a reference to the late singer’s “survivor’s guilt,” calling “a damaged coronary heart … a doing of her demise” on Jan. 12 at age 54.
“Now, she is dwelling the place she all the time belonged, however my coronary heart is lacking her love,” it concluded. “She knew that I liked her / I concern I’ll by no means contact her / However the previous soul is all the time with me / She doesn’t drift above.”
Lisa Marie, who died after going into cardiac arrest, shared Harper and Finley along with her fourth ex-husband, Michael Lockwood, and Riley along with her first, Danny Keough.
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Her eldest baby’s husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, helped Riley share a tribute on the service by studying a letter she’d written.
The 54-year-old died earlier this month.Redferns
Riley’s word revealed that she and Smith-Petersen secretly welcomed a child lady after tying the knot in 2015.
“I hope I can love my daughter the way in which you liked me, the way in which you liked my brother and my sisters,” the “Daisy Jones & The Six” star’s message learn partially.
Austin Butler, Sarah Ferguson and Alanis Morissette additionally attended Lisa Marie’s service, amongst different A-listers.
Later that very same day, she was laid to relaxation subsequent to Benjamin within the Meditation Backyard at her late father Elvis Presley’s Tennessee property.