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Our Little Michael/Your Michael Jackson

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Our Little Michael/Your Michael Jackson

Our Little Michael/Your Michael Jackson
 

Our little Michael
Begin his life in our homes
He danced in our living rooms
Like James Brown

He was raised in every small
Town in black America

He and his brothers were the
First black family band
Like the White Osmond’s
To make it big
In the record business with

Arithmetic and alphabet
Songs

Like
Sugar and pop
Syrupy breakfast cereal
The girls fell in love with him

Our little Michael
Was the heart of
Every little black girls
Dream comes true

And Even if
The boys would get
Jealous 

But
He was our little Michael
Like a little brother

We watched as he grew up
On TV
And left our families
As all children must

Our little Michael
Moved from every little black town
To LA LA Land and embarked on a
Solo career

He worked with men like
Mr Jones who took little Michael
Into a new direction and he became
Your Michael Jackson

A black world wide phenom
Everybody loved Michael Jackson

Over time
His behavior was
Not understand by his family

As his popularity grew
More and more demands were made on him

As his popularity grew
More and more he distanced himself from his family

As his popularity grew
More and more he was like a homeless man
But with riches and fame 

He became more and more like you

Only God knows
If his soul was tortured or if
He was a troubled man

But let us pray that our
Little Michael has made peace
With himself and it is well with his/our soul

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  1. Date: 7/9/2009 2:47:00 PM
    Hope you will be posting more poetry here soon. Thank you for you dropping by with your comment. Karen

  1. Date: 7/4/2009 12:27:00 PM
    Awesome job about Michael jackson! I like the flow of the words and the essence of the poem. This is very imaginative. Welcome to PoetrySoup! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 7/1/2009 12:22:00 PM
    Welcome to PoetrySoup Mel. I am hoping to read many more poems written by you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/1/2009 9:29:00 AM
    There have been so many poems posted about Michael at this site. This one is an honest reflection from your eyes. I, too, hope he finds the peace that seemed to evade him in this life. His music will live on as its own tribute to his creative soul. Thank you for sharing this poem with us. Welcome to Poetry Soup. I hope you enjoy your time spent with us. Best wishes with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 7/1/2009 6:39:00 AM
    He was a genius from birth and his adulthood made him the king of pop..good write for the king.