Priscilla Presley Reads Poem From Granddaughter with Tears

Chisom Ndianefo
Priscilla Presley reading a poem from her granddaughter at Lisa Marie's memorial service
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It's been a week since Priscilla Presley lost her daughter Lisa Marie to a fatal cardiac arrest, and as she put the late singer to rest, the actress shed tears. The 77-year-old read a poem titled Old Soul by one of her granddaughters.

Who Wrote It?

The Presley Women - Harper, Finlay, Lisa Marie, Priscilla, and Riley in no order.
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The actress didn't clarify which of her three granddaughters wrote the poem. She has three, including the famous actress/director Riley Keough (33) and the twins, Harper and Finley (14).

Any One Of Them Could've Written The Poem

The Presley women at the Elvis Movie premier
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Any of the three girls could've written the poem as it had profound words hence the title. Priscilla started the recital by saying,

"In 1968, she entered our world. Born tired, fragile, yet strong. She was delicate but filled with life."

Lisa Marie Presley Through Her Children's Eyes

A picture montage of Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley and Elvis
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The words in the poem encapsulated the essence of Lisa Marie's personality, as seen through her children's eyes. It started by chronicling her life from birth to her achievements - personal and career - highs and lows (Benjamin's suicide in 2020) and health struggles.

Where She Belongs

Lisa Marie Presley and her twins - Harper and Finlay seen out and about
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Priscilla ended the recital with,

" Now, she is home where she always belongs. But my heart is missing her love... But the old soul is always with me. She doesn't drift above."

Riley Keough Reveals Big News

Riley Keough at the MET Gala
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Keough took the stage after her grandmother and shared a tribute to her late mother before dropping much-appreciated news to the guests. The actress/director didn't read a poem like Priscilla but a letter.

The Silver Lining In The Cloud

Side profile of Riley Keough
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Keough revealed that she had a secret baby with her husband, Ben Smith-Peterson. Although she kept the child's birth and existence away from the media, Keough said she hoped to be a good mother like Lisa Marie was in her lifetime.

An Excerpt From Riley's Letter

"Thank you for showing me love is the only thing that matters in this life. I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters."

More Details Of The Child's Birth Are Private

Keough kept details of her child's life private by omitting the gender, name, and date of birth. All she willingly revealed was the young one's existence. Keough shared more sweet words for her mother via Instagram.

She's Resting Now

Lisa Marie Presley at her last 'blue' carpet appearance for Avatar - The Way of Water
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Lisa Marie died in the hospital after suffering a heart attack post-New Year's celebration in her L.A. home. The family signed a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate), so the medics didn't revive her when the singer suffered a second arrest in the hospital.

They believe she's now resting after struggling in the last days of her life. Lisa Marie died at 54.