Saturday, June 27, 2009

I'll Be There

child stars
live in a hollow
of the giving tree
forever ours.

Ben, you're always running here and there
You feel you're not wanted anywhere
If you ever look behind
And don't like what you find
There's one thing you should know
You've got a place to go
(you've got a place to go)

"Ben" written by Michael Jackson is about a rat named Ben!!

the sacrifice of Isaac

the serial surgeries
the lurid allegations
we ate it up
like birthday cake
we blew out the candles
didn’t we?

The Lord of the Dance

Now you have all of the Pleiades
and the shelter of the ages
dance for joy!

At the time of his death, Michael Jackson was rehearsing hard for what was to be his greatest comeback. He was scheduled for an unprecedented 50 shows at a London arena.

Lord of dance, beautiful dreamer, you gave everything everything you had.

You must be so tired.


You and I must make a pact, we must bring salvation back
Where there is love

I’ll be there

(Just look over your shoulder, honey)


Christopher said...

With celebrities in general, we take all we can, every scrap we can find. But with child stars we take all they have to give before they learn how to protect it and then we collectively wonder at the outcome.

Patti said...

What a tortured soul. I hope he can find the peace he so desperately wanted. Beautiful tribute!