I wrote this piece 3 years ago when The Legendary Michael Joseph Jackson passed on.
Hope you Enjoy It.
Do you REMEMBER THE TIME you first learned your ABC’s 123s DO RE MI’s? How you put them together and beat world records?
You were so young yet you were the lead singer of your brothers THE JACKSON 5. You graced the 60’s, 70’s and the 80’s with what you called BUBBLEGUM SOUL. You brought life to music as we know it and told the world to BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE.
You grew up to be a handsome young man and left your brothers to go solo. You introduced the MOONWALK to the world, broke unbeatable records with THRILLER, and proved to us you were just STARTIN’ SOMETHING.
You were a passionate humanitarian, I remember you reminded us that WE ARE THE WORLD and there are LOST CHILDREN that need our help. You reminded us that the earth is our planet and it needs our help in the EARTH SONG and you asked us WILL YOU BE THERE?
One day, you took a look at the MAN IN THE MIRROR and you made some changes that made the world SCREAM, but you made us see that it doesn’t really matter if you are BLACK OR WHITE, you remained just as talented, just as amazing.
Years went by and you showed that you were INVINCIBLE. However the world wasn’t completely warm towards you, but you wouldn’t blame them, its all part of HUMAN NATURE. It was a painful fact to know that THEY DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT US. There were several allegations and charges against. Realizing that it was too DANGEROUS to ESCAPE from it all you told the press “LEAVE ME ALONE”.
THRILLER turned 25 in 2007 and you turned 50 in the year 2008.
You planned the biggest come back the world would have ever known, but unfortunately, it was too late.
The world was so cruel, and it made you look BAD, not up to a year later, the whole world turned sad.
You left us all SPEECHLESS on the 25th of June 2009.
I remember your last gift to us was to HOLD YOUR HAND.
You’ve got millions around the world screaming I WANT YOU BACK
I still hear your soft, gentle voice saying YOU ARE NOT ALONE
You truly moved billions across the globe
and made a huge impact on the entertainment industry like no other
and you changed the face of dance as we know it
You’re an icon
you are a role model
I can only Thank GOD for a blessing like you
MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON (KING OF POP)
(29/08/1958 – 25/06/2009)
MAY YOUR GENTLE SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE
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