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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.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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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
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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
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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
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Date: 12/20/2009 11:49:00 AM
Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James
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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
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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!!
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Date: 10/23/2009 10:13:00 AM
Dear Dowell, Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry this week. Lainie
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Date: 10/19/2009 10:44:00 AM
Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week >> James
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Date: 10/18/2009 5:00:00 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Dowell. Love, Carol
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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
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Date: 9/20/2009 5:54:00 AM
Welcome to PoetrySoup Dowell. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol
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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
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