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Michael Jackson, The Thriller, Died - Poem by Hebert Logerie

Michael Jackson, the Thriller, Died

Life is unfair
To those who dare
Life is cruel
To those who sit idle.

Black people die
White people die
Multiracial people die
Rich people die
Poor people die
Children cry
Adults sigh
With remorse
In front of the corpse.

The dancer, the mega-star can no longer fly,
The floor can no longer remain dry.
The mournful river has inundated the stage;
This is the final curtain, the last page
Of a sad story of Cinderella,
Who drowned after falling in a deep coma.

Beautiful people die
Eccentric people die
Brown people die
Famous people die
No-name people die
And that's no lie.

The king died
The queen cried
All night long
Like a splenetic song
The whole world mourned
We are daily warned and scorned
By death
The thief who has the nerves to attack: the deaf
The sick, the young and the old
The exotic, the odd and the bold.

At 50, he died young,
Without playing the last song.
Death and life are unfair,
And farewell is never fair.
Michael will be missed,
May he rest in peace!

Copyright © July 2009, Hebert Logerie, All Rights Reserved
Hébert Logerie is the author of:
“Mounts and Valleys of Love” and “ Monts et Vallées de l'Amour”
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Comments about Michael Jackson, The Thriller, Died by Hebert Logerie

  • Chinedu Dike (4/13/2015 2:54:00 PM)

    Piece of great elegance bristling with insight. A highly philosophical poem, well articulated and beautifully penned. DUST TO DUST IS A MUST well depicted in the poem. Thanks for sharing and remain blessed. Also thanks for commenting on my poems. (Report) Reply

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  • Patricia Grantham (12/6/2014 9:14:00 AM)

    A very touching and heartfelt poem. He thrilled the audiences
    old and young alike. We have yet to see another star like him.
    Yet he is another star in Heaven. A real thriller he was. Enjoyed.
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  • Gajanan Mishra (12/6/2014 7:43:00 AM)

    very very beautiful ad truth is there. thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (11/20/2009 5:21:00 PM)

    A great poem... thanks for sharing... ^__^ (Report) Reply

  • (9/5/2009 12:13:00 PM)

    Very true..Micheal Jackson will be missed...beautifully penned...awesome poem! keep it up! 10! ! (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2009 4:00:00 PM)

    beautiful poem you have made (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2009 3:54:00 PM)

    yes michael jackson is missed through out the world... its a meaningful thing, the words in this poem! 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • (8/30/2009 3:20:00 AM)

    Nice piece...
    Oh Yes Michael Jackson...
    Talented but self destructive.
    Very much misunderstood.
    Life is not easy even for those who
    seem to have it all....
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2009 5:25:00 PM)

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Paul Henry Dallaire (8/26/2009 10:15:00 AM)

    Good stuff Hebert

    here's what I say

    Live a Good Life

    Live a good life
    Grieve as you must
    Bury your dead
    And shut up

    (A little jaded huh?
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/22/2009 3:46:00 AM)

    this is really so sad...but its the truth we should admit...nice poem and i liked the rhyme so much...may he rest in peace... (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2009 12:58:00 PM)

    You ask for my refection; Herbert
    It is academic to know of life and mortality. We accept death and mourn for those we love and respect.Others become statistics. Michael was not the 'Thriller', rather a dancing, loving and spiritual 'Metaphor. Mis-understood and wrongly judged. All need discover his own written book filled with art, prose and poetry as I have long since and, be aware of whom they describe. All of creation will not rest in peace the while there's chaos on Earth. Controversies of religion and politics being on a collision course. Truly ye bards, should know of the loving and caring whom have been spiritually destroyed. in an effort to write an obituary

    Love and Peace will prevail

    (Report) Reply

  • Ethan Aparicio (2014) (8/9/2009 2:07:00 AM)

    Real musicians like myself eat people like Michael Jackson for breakfast daily (Report) Reply

  • (8/8/2009 8:45:00 AM)

    Stark reality expressed beautifully.A very befitting submission, just after the sad demise of Michael Jackson.All key words about the world maestro have been nicely collated. (Report) Reply

  • (7/28/2009 5:14:00 AM)

    Ecclesiastes Ch9 v.5-6 (Report) Reply

  • (7/26/2009 10:05:00 AM)

    Oh My My My
    This is the best.
    I love this poem. Really Really Loved it.
    (Report) Reply

  • Mark Nwagwu (7/21/2009 9:40:00 AM)

    we all die, no mystery there; 'as certain as death and taxes' -Drew would say in one of favourite movies, MEET JOE BLACK, speaking to DEATH, in the form of Joe Black. And in the end, Joe showed that Drew was cheating on his taxes. Death and taxes; death and duties to society. They go together. Michael has paid his dues in a world that demands and demands more and more taxes. May hiss soul rest in peace.Great write, Herbert, you got it all so so right! (Report) Reply

  • (7/16/2009 9:43:00 PM)

    another wonderful tribute to an idol. We'll missed the greatest performer for good. You know what? I liked the way it was written especially the rhymes at the end of every line. I have a good read indeed.Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2009 8:30:00 AM)

    A moving tribute to the king who departed so young..thanks for sharing
    (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Al-balushi (7/13/2009 11:28:00 PM)

    like every thing in the life have start and end, nothing will remain but who we love and care will remain in our hearts and stay as long life exist and the always shine in our memory sky like stars.
    well write dear poet
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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