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Death of an Immortal

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Death of an Immortal

I was born in a time
When the thrills of a thriller
Did move the bricks
Of the thickest of walls.

I grew in an era
When the dynasty of an empire
Did expand to farthest of lands.

I adapted to a phenomenon
When the existence of a legend
Did drown the fame of mortals.

A fame in immortality
Bearing the impenetrability
Of Achilles himself,
Destined to march
Through the walls of Troy.

I twisted to the strings
Of a guitar, twanging
Spontaneously in my head,
In moves of invisibility.

I was opportune to appear
In a time, when the conquest
Of one king, did crest
Long lasting tattoos
In the hearts of many.

I was fascinated in a time
When the life within a man
Did blossom young,
As he lived unaffected
By the fading of time.

I lingered in an era
When the voice of one man
Could unify the sections
In a complex world.

I flowed in his guidance,
Dined in his glory
As though I existed
In his peak of enthronement,
His conferment of Grammies.

Bedazzled by his flexibility,
I was blessed by his power
To rein in anointed glory,
Unending immortality.

I was born in an empire
Governed by a king;
The king of pop,
A king in the world,
Father of offspring
As multiple as stars.

Electrified by a star,
There shall never be another;
Another motion slider,
Another shining star.

And though he passes on,
I shall live to declare
That I was born in a time
Ruled by a legend,
Guided by an immortal,
A world of Michael Jackson.

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  1. Date: 12/23/2009 3:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor Dowell and the best to you in the finals. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:36:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 1:59:00 PM
    Very nice ballad. Congratulations on moving to the next round with this great poem, Dowell! Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year, love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:49:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 3:02:00 PM
    Nice tribute to Michael. Hopefully, he will find the peace that eluded him in this world. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 10:05:00 AM
    Awesome tribute here, Dowell to a man who was definitely a product of our time ... wounded children seem to abound in our world in much greater numbers every day, and Michael epitomized an abused child. Its a sad commentary on our humanness. Well, enough of my blather ... smile ... congratulations on having your writing featured this week here at the Soup!!

  1. Date: 10/23/2009 10:13:00 AM
    Dear Dowell, Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry this week. Lainie

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 10:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 10/18/2009 5:00:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Dowell. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 4:58:00 AM
    This is wonderful. I really like the intermittent rhyming pattern and the flow of the poem. It reads like magic. Welcome to poetrysoup. Great job! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 9/20/2009 5:54:00 AM
    Welcome to PoetrySoup Dowell. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/19/2009 12:41:00 PM
    I'm pleased to be the first to comment on this wonderful piece! What a fantastic tribute to Michael. Thanks for sharing your gift with us. Welcome to the SOUP! Donna