Priscilla Presley reads Lisa Marie’s daughter’s poem at memorial

Priscilla Presley teared up reading a moving poem written by one of her granddaughters to eulogize Lisa Marie Presley on Sunday.

The “Old Soul” poem, which Priscilla recited at her daughter’s public memorial service at Graceland, was penned by either Riley, 33, or twins Harper and Finley, 14.

The verses began, “In 1968, she entered our world / Born tired, fragile, yet strong / She was delicate but was filled with life.

“She always knew she wouldn’t be here too long / Childhood passes by with a glimpse of her green eye / She then grew a family of her own,” the poem continued.

It went on to reference Lisa Marie’s son Benjamin’s death by suicide in July 2020, reading, “Then came her second child leaving her with suspicion / Could this be the angel that takes me home?”

Priscilla Presley reading off a phone while speaking into a microphone at Lisa Marie Presley's memorial service.
The poem was titled “Old Soul.”
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The poem ended with a reference to the late singer’s “survivor’s guilt,” calling “a broken heart … a doing of her death” on Jan. 12 at age 54.

“Now, she is home where she always belonged, but my heart is missing her love,” it concluded. “She knew that I loved her / I fear I’ll never touch her / But the old soul is always with me / She doesn’t drift above.”

Lisa Marie, who died after going into cardiac arrest, shared Harper and Finley with her fourth ex-husband, Michael Lockwood, and Riley with her first, Danny Keough.

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Her eldest child’s husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, helped Riley share a tribute at the service by reading a letter she’d written.

Elvis Presley pulling Priscilla Presley close as daughter Lisa Marie Presley sits on his lap.
The 54-year-old died earlier this month.

Riley’s note revealed that she and Smith-Petersen secretly welcomed a baby girl after tying the knot in 2015.

“I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters,” the “Daisy Jones & The Six” star’s message read in part.

Austin Butler, Sarah Ferguson and Alanis Morissette also attended Lisa Marie’s service, among other A-listers.

Later that same day, she was laid to rest next to Benjamin in the Meditation Garden at her late father Elvis Presley’s Tennessee estate.

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