3 thoughts on “Michael Jackson 1958-2009”

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  2. Gloved One, Loved One

    (For Michael Joseph Jackson)

    My heart is heavy, as I watch news footage of you gliding across the stage and gyrating your pelvis,
    At this moment in time this is bigger than the Duke, man, this is bigger than Elvis!
    Though you made your living with words, today there are no words to
    express the way the world feels,
    Right now there is no need to go into your discography
    because it encompasses valleys and hills.
    But where do I begin, should I start with your amazing solo
    career or should I start with the Jackson 5,
    When you were just a cute little boy,
    On stage you were talented and outgoing,
    Yet off stage you were introspective and coy,
    In the 70’s, you put the world into a trance with your ‘fro and bell bottomed jeans as you did the robot,
    Michael, you had everyone at your feet because when you danced and sang you gave all that you got!
    Nat King Cole was a merry ole soul as he sat perched up against momma’s old wooden phonograph next to Billie Holiday, Roberta Flack and the Jackson’s Destiny album,
    Lord have mercy you all looked so mature, sexy and handsome!
    I am old school and I remember coming home from school putting on your album, These were the days before CD¹s, MP3 players, Limewire and IPODS,
    Goodness, listening to your music was heaven sent directly from God.
    Ooh wee, or should I say ‘hee hee hee’ about that pulsating falsetto,
    That reached every country, mansion, island, barrio, prison, hut, suburb,trailer park and ghetto!
    You were a great admirer of the legendary James Brown,
    It warmed my heart to see you at an award show holding his crown.
    You ruled the 80’s with a glittering iron glove,
    Moon walking into the hearts of millions
    Moving as gracefully and as freely as a dove.
    Newborns coming into the world already know your name,
    Ailing grandparents in their last days know the same.
    You were Gary’s finest but the world dubbed you the ‘Gloved One’
    Michael, your legacy is HIStory, DESTINY, OFF THE WALL, TRIUMPH, VICTORY, INVINCIBLE, BAD and most definitely a THRILLER.
    You are the King of Pop the ‘Man In The Mirror!
    You ‘rocked our world¹ for over 40 years.
    You gave us such memorable songs as Who¹s Lovin You, Gotta Be There,
    Heart Break Hotel, Butterflies, PYT, Billie Jean, Earth Song, Can You Feel It,
    Working Day And Night, The Girl Is Mine, Say, Say, Say, and we ‘Remember The Time¹ you told us that ‘We Are The World’and to ‘Ease on Down The Road.’
    You sold out football field stadiums and integrated MTV music videos!
    Back in the day we wore your buttons and donned white socks and penny loafers,
    Now here we stand today in shock and sadness but we know your pain is over.
    Michael, we miss you and though you said ‘Heaven Can Wait’, ‘You Are Not Alone’, and “I Can’t Help It, “Human Nature’ is the reason that ‘I Just Can¹t Stop Loving You’.
    You were a great humanitarian a sensitive human being,
    Who came to earth and completed your journey now you can have eternal rest,
    The world loves you ‘Gloved One¹ but the Lord truly knows best.
    We ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’ to you ‘Lovely One.’

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