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Elegy for Michael Jackson (4)

Refrain You shimmering waves on the ocean blue Dance not again, he cannot dance with you You weeping forests where the winds wail too Let your bright tears fall in the pool of dew The world of pop will never be the same again The king is dead, and life is a dream so vain. Do you ask me why does my sorrow flow so Endlessly for him? Is he not gone the way Of men that many went before? O I do know My time may not be long, and lessons delay. Who do think was the man in the mirror? did You see us there, did you know it oppressed him When like wanton dogs drugged and rabid Went heedless along the callous way being dim. Look at the dance videos again, tell me You see the what he begs to beat it. Off the wall Are shadows falling like an inner expose Where he internalized the world, and yet did call In many songs - his troubled world was us But now the king's sun set to dust, and we Remain to heed and weep the vanity of lust The tangled truths of out tentacled history! Michael was God's gift to our season, and how I Wish he would dance for me across the tribal plains Of Africa again, where warriors ride in the sky Through the fire make us brothers without chains A global oneness where dreams deny the child Nothing again. O death, what oneness beyond this Can we find? Treat him kindly there, be mild To him who in this troubled life knew no bliss. Michael I miss you; O genius, sleep now in peace The storms of life are over, the lightning ends And droughts will come again, but I'll never cease To proclaim your virtues to foes and friends; Sleep beloved. Your glory stream in summer's eye And Harlem's street are filled, old men remember And old women interrupt their planning to cry Farewell, Michael ... the grandest star is but an ember.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 8/28/2009 1:56:00 AM
He was unique - one of a kind - a gentle soul - a genius. What a wonderful tribute you have written for him, dear L'nass. I also want to thank you for your kind comments and to apologize for taking so long to respond. Your freind, Elaine George (Lainie)
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Date: 8/18/2009 8:21:00 PM
L'nass, I hope your ok....jimmy
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Date: 7/18/2009 8:28:00 PM
L'nass, mail
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Date: 7/17/2009 8:04:00 PM
L'nass, mail, my friend
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Date: 7/9/2009 3:05:00 AM
L'nass, have a very kind loving heart,..If you don't mind me saying so, relects the innermost thoughtful feelings of those of us who are crying for Mr. Jackson ! TY for easing mine pain somewhat my dear friend !!! james
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Date: 7/6/2009 10:36:00 AM
your words bring tears to my eyes. it's so painful, but he's gone... just like that! you've taken pain of millions of people round the globe and expressed it in words that are said in tears... in pain. I love it!
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Date: 7/4/2009 2:30:00 AM
Michael was God's gift to our reason--generous,little child at heart,great artist,singer,dancer,acrobat-he had it all---Michael i miss you too brother--yhis goes to my favs shango-deeply missed forever more--He's family--charma
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Date: 6/30/2009 10:22:00 AM
Awesome Dude! I like the flow of metaphors and the use of the rhetorical questions to invoke thoughts. Great job and keep writing! ~Joseph
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Date: 6/29/2009 10:22:00 PM
L'nass , you have created a masterful presentation , in all 4 pieces ,here . The reality is , that when the dust settles , the music will live onnnnnnnnn . Tks again for your kind comments on my scribbles and you , write onnnnnnn .....
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Date: 6/29/2009 1:50:00 PM
Powerful and eye-opening.
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Date: 6/28/2009 5:57:00 AM
yes, brush-away human frailty and see the dream he was blessing us with, wow!...O death, what oneness beyond this can we find? ... (savory line oh my) am lovingly brain-burstin' this classic! L'nass...fav
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Date: 6/28/2009 12:42:00 AM
A fine tribute from another talented gentleman.L'nass I'm too old to have appreciated this talented guy,my daughter tells me he was ''the legend of the 80's(her era) .Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today.
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Date: 6/27/2009 1:25:00 PM
Your poem, like your comment, makes no sense!
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Date: 6/26/2009 6:01:00 PM
One of the best tributes I've read. All these writings honor his memory, my friend. ~
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Date: 6/26/2009 5:09:00 PM
wow you are amazing.
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Date: 6/26/2009 2:39:00 PM
you are a genius and a great poet you turn ink into fashion and fashion into art i admire you all the way to the top i love reading your work and you keep me intrigued thanks for the comment
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Date: 6/26/2009 12:40:00 PM
Beautiful, my friend. I can almost hear your patois as I read your words. Thank you for you kind comments on my poems. Wish I was there-in beautiful Jamaica...****Danielle****
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Date: 6/26/2009 12:26:00 PM
Wow! This is a powerful tribute--the third I've read to Michael today. I, too, hope he finds the peace that seemed to evade him in this world. His music will live on. Excellent poem! Thank you for the kind words on my haiku. Keep on writing! Have a wonderful weekend. Karen
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