ANJALI SINHA

** Michael Jackson - A Peter Pan **

He was manna
of celestial kind,
brought succour
to earthly minds.
His natural gift
of music and art,
to heal strife torn
mortal hearts

The devil lured him
with bait of insipient glory,
Trapped him
in a net of plumose fame.
Deprived him
of oxygen of colossal love
Just to repeat,
the tragic age-old story.

Grueling focus
of spotlight,
deglutinated away
his god given might.
His rhythmic
cries of help,
were misconstrued,
as a tune of song.
His body
fettered with pain.

When pranced,
was applauded,
as a funky step
of his dance.
The fish caught
in a mundane mess,
wrecked by piercing
hook of success.
With his cries,
Paid, the exorbitant cess.

Thus, thrown
in ocean of glamour,
With a golden
manacle-hand-cuff of fame,
he drowned
and died like a lame,
With a thirst
to receive sempiternal acclaim.

The harsh fallacious wind
of attention,
And excess water
of tension,
incarcerated the growth
of succulent sapling- Jackson
And rendered
him an impuissant peter pan.

Anjali
10-07-2009

Poem Submitted: Friday, July 10, 2009
Poem Edited: Friday, July 10, 2009

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  • Suyash Pradhan (8/24/2009 6:20:00 AM)

    Wonderful work. i think Michael Jackson is also praising ur work.

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  • G. Murdock (8/1/2009 4:21:00 AM)

    Michael Jackson helped out a family he read about in a newspaper clipping. A mother had hurled her two young sons off a bridge into a causeway. Two samaritans attempted rescue of the children. The mother and the eldest son then only 4 years old survived. The two year old boy drowned. The mother was put in a mental hospital. Michael set up a trust fund for the surviving son. A few months after this occurance, the father, died of a dissected abdominal artery. The son was fortunate in two respects, someone passing by saved him from drowning and someone with a kind heart saved him from destitution. I'll always remember Michael Jackson for his great talent and his compassionate heart.

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  • Mark NwagwuMark Nwagwu (7/31/2009 9:01:00 AM)

    oh, anjali, this is right - both poetically and in true-life; a perfect write, the second stanza a God-send maxim to remind us of our lively nothingness - 'with a bait of incipient glory' that's what the devil, nay the world, offers - incipient glory; deprived of oxygen of colossal love. Indeed love that is love is colossal, a mystery known to mere humans, in love. Thank you anjali for reminding us of the merits of humility and our unworthiness (if not, the devil 'lures' us) .
    mark

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  • raff rafael (7/28/2009 4:54:00 AM)

    He's legacy is know a lesson and salt of this world. The real life Peter Pan story. A story we all should see and take heed to what can happen to a blessing when when fame tries to drown you. Fame has a huge price to pay. Michael Jackson my brother and one of my fathers. Thank you God for this poem and for Michael Jackson our rear Peter Pan.

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  • Saadat TahirSaadat Tahir (7/24/2009 2:37:00 PM)

    great tribute....classy and well written
    each stanza balanced and beautiful

    anju like always...pleasure to read ur work
    cheers an ten

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  • Pranav GothicPranav Gothic (7/24/2009 8:44:00 AM)

    now this is called a 'tribute'
    10+

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  • Karanvir Kataria (7/24/2009 4:37:00 AM)

    i really like it..
    10+++
    of course he s not with us today
    but he wll be always in our corner of heart

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  • Karanvir Kataria (7/24/2009 4:35:00 AM)

    i really like it..
    10+++
    of course he s not with us today
    but he wll be always in our corner of heart

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  • Shashendra Amalshan (7/23/2009 7:35:00 AM)

    Hello dear Anju! ! ! how are you?

    hey i this is great one indeed..
    hey different from the other poems you v written.... a beautiful spectacular write indeed..
    well i know we are suppose to mourn for Michael Jackson..
    but this one is filled with the kind of liveliness and the action he provided to the world..

    with lots of love
    shan

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  • Mark NwagwuMark Nwagwu (7/21/2009 8:51:00 AM)

    spectacular, Anjali, spectacular a striking contrast to my own tribute to Michael, Eden Surpased. This work tells it all in superb style and soul. Mine is the 25th 10.

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  • Ritty Patnaik (7/21/2009 6:46:00 AM)

    anjali....a beautiful tribute to the king of pop.touching, because of all the sufferings the celebrities go through, with a smille.very well penned

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  • Luwi HabteLuwi Habte (7/21/2009 6:11:00 AM)

    nice job Anjali,
    of course he was good
    May his body rest on peace
    nice poem
    Luwi

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  • Isaac MaliyaIsaac Maliya (7/19/2009 8:10:00 AM)

    Anjali, I can't emphasise enough the brilliance of this poem on MJJ-The King of Pop. It weaves expertly through his multi-faceted life. Great poem, my dear. It's a 10+++ Isaac

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  • Teigan Klippel (7/18/2009 3:47:00 AM)

    beautiful poem, and i felt it. I don't know word's cant really describe how this poem has made me feel. But i love it. Its rather sad too.

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  • Satheesan RangorathSatheesan Rangorath (7/17/2009 1:08:00 AM)

    HI ANJALI

    You have done elequent justice to a great man who lived and lives in the hearts of million. Excellent selection of metaphor and sensible voabulary turned into a beautiful poem. Good work
    Greetings
    Satheesan rangorath

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  • Siglinde Good (7/16/2009 7:20:00 PM)

    Excellent metaphors, vivid imagery, baked with the perfect recipe of words and topped with a ripened connotation!
    Doesn't get better than that, my dear!

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  • Subroto Chatterjee (7/15/2009 12:21:00 AM)

    Yes,
    I share the grief...an eerie coincidence between the two great legends - Elvis and Michael. Both died young. Both very enigmatic, hugely talented, successful and famous. More rich and mysterious after death. The aura of mystery surrounding their lives will keep people guessing for generations to come...topped by many investigations and eulogised by writers and poets. There's harmony in death. Good write Anjali.
    Cheers.
    Subroto

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  • Alison Cassidy (7/14/2009 9:20:00 PM)

    Too many words, Anjali. Too many words. Your title is brilliant. The pitiful theme of fame and blame is spot on. The language you employ is well expressed. But it's too long! Jackson was a child of a man, like Peter pan, caught up in the terror of celebrity. So keep your message simple. Cull some of the repetition. I think the poem would be much more powerful as a result. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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  • Aparna Sinha (7/14/2009 9:51:00 AM)

    ..it is the best tribute I read so far nice style and wonderfully written... I wish I could write something like this on MJ! ! ... :)

    Aparna

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  • Kushal Vaishnani (7/14/2009 5:59:00 AM)

    Tribute to Moon Walker MJ can't get better than this.. Your poem meticulously and sensuously weaves all aspects of his life with uncommon knack! Only an angelic elf can write like this.. Elf with the golden viola! ! Perfect 10 A ++++

    Kushal

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