Michael Joseph Jackson Greatness
Yes! “Greatness” should be part of the names of such a phenomenal human
From a working-class family to unequalled riches
Loved by many
Powerful energy and great charisma were few of his qualities that stood out
Performances that brought the world to a standstill
His unique fashion style stood out
He was born of Art!
An entertainer extraordinaire, master of his craft
Arguably the greatest showman that has ever graced the planet Earth!
Michael had the black race all over the world wallowing in pride
Through his music, he preached the co-existence of cultures and humanity
Just like we all, he was subject to the same laws of life
Pain, age, confusion and fear
A man with an extraordinary gift became a man with burden
But, unlike the rags to riches tales of Hollywood, Michael never finds absolution
The banality of his demise is striking
Controversies made up the life and time of this Enigma
Despite rumours, he loved his black skin colour
To a majority of the black crowd at Harlem, he said “I know my race. I just looked in the mirror, I know am black”
No matter the controversies, we knew the struggle and the pain that made him so
We knew the disgusting mid-century racism.
On the 25th of June, we lost an Enigma
We lost the greatest showman
We lost King of Pop
Till today we are still crying for the inevitable loss of our childhoods.