Ode to a legend
We were patiently awaiting, His last stand, his last bidding, A rare icon, a living legend, No words more fitting. We despair over his passing, A reminder that life is fleeting, Patiently listening to that clock ticking, Yet never ever knowing. For some unknown reason, never expecting, I sigh, realising the folly of my thinking, That the Gods would never wish it silencing. Icon, legend, he was but a mortal man A friend, a father, a foe, a fiend, The music lives on, in his passing I learn, From this day forward, ‘Carpe Diem’
*****I really did not expect Michael Jackson to leave so soon. I feel that he, much like all of us is a product of upbringing, associations and society. He was to me, much more than the music. I am very much a realist and I do say that death is part of life, so I find it strange that his passing was shocking even to me, the realist. I am grateful to have lived in his era, watched his life, listened to his music, watched his revolution. He has taught and I have learned. I have learned that children must be valued, success is a product of hardwork, publicity comes with pain and importantly, each day must be cherished for you may not have another to right the wrongs of yester year.