The World Lets Go While Holding on to Michael Jackson (Part 2): Greatness Immortalized

The World Lets Go While Holding on to Michael Jackson (Part 2): Greatness Immortalized

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Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael (II)

The young adult Michael Jackson (AP photo)

The young adult Michael Jackson (AP photo)

“And the dream we were conceived in will reveal a joyful face,
and the world we once believed in will shine again in grace.”
–Michael Jackson from Heal the World

Your lungs must have been

two harps for the way they flowed

music through your skin.

By Aberjhani
© Aug 2009

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Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael (I)

Michael Jackson in classic dance-man pose. (image digitail detail construction)

Michael Jackson in classic dance-man pose. (image digitail detail construction)

“This world we live in is the dance of the Creator.
Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on.”
–Michael Jackson, The Dance

The black star zooms gold.
Wings of white flame torch his throat.
His voice has arrived.

A nest of brothers
and sisters…mother…father
cradle your dream’s tears.

First comes time, then change–
kissed into a sweet stupor
by lips of glazed song.

This magic is love
that spins your style platinum
and your soul brilliant.

A horn of plenty
spills from your hands into the
starved lives of millions.

Thus shines your genius,
and nations’ hearts sing loud in
the key of Michael.

Like bright gleaming spells
lighting Saturn’s fabled rings
you flashed classic moves.

Xenophobia–
you banished with a moonwalk…
danced hate into joy.

Tears freed your rhythm
and showered the earth’s dry tongue
with dazzling sweetness.

Who can say goodbye
to the muse of an era
born to outshine stars…

by Aberjhani
© Aug 2009

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