Death and Mike - Prince Mensah


We are the world/we are the children…


Death and Mike are now one
One name one fame one flame
One song one thought one word
One one once and for all

Mike, You Got To Be There and there was Ben
Before Music and Me, signed, Forever, Michael
You were Off The Wall and you Thrilled us
You were Bad, Dangerous and made HIStory
You were Invincible Michael Jackson
That human mystery, that vocal miracle
That sound that summed our struggles

These strings of music were long enough
To knit black, white, brown and red
And Jackson was the one who sung
Songs of our pain and pleasure

Seventh child, one of Jackson Five
You made us proud to be alive
To witness your aura, the aural paradise
We lived in whenever you sang

Among your billion admirers was an icy
Stalker by name of Death
And he had his way on Thursday
On this shocking day in June

He abducted you and we still wonder why
The best are always taken first
Our tears are full of memories and music
Of how we felt when we heard your voice

But you are victorious in death for it holds
No more its power over you
Your legend is written in stone
Your songs are soundtracks
To love and life and loss
You shall always be King of Pop
For posterity will hail your posters,
Your perfection, your persona

And Death is a loser after all
For it only sets us free
Free to become birds that sing
At golden dusks by silent seas

Death and Mike are now one
One name one fame one flame
One song one thought one word
One one once and for all

We are the world/we are the children...

13 comments:

Darko Antwi said...

FORGET ABOUT HIS WACKO SIDE AND LOVE THE JACKO; FOR EVERYONE HAS A DARK SIDE. OURS PROBABLY MAY BE DARKER THAN SOOTH.

A very beautiful eulogy for a great entertainer - by an agile poet.

I was awed when you praised President Obama sometime ago. Prince, your timing makes you an outstanding writer. You must have some rush of adrenalin whose volume cannot be measured in any science laboratory. Seriuosly!

A POEM BY JOHN DONNE:

Death, be not proud
Though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful
For thou art not so
Poor death thou shall die

Darko Antwi said...

pls correct SOOTH to SOOT. thank you.

Prince Mensah said...

Michael Jackson's Accuser, Jordan Chandler, Recants His Story:

http://ajsupreme.blogspot.com/2009/06/explosive-report-jordan-chandler-michal.html

Anonymous said...

Still--wondering why?
His sad search for a sacred room he could call his own.The eternal quest for a second skin to be comfortable in.
Changing ones own body is the individuals way of trying to control to bring order to the internal chaos--but was the skin sheeding worth the price?
i hope he will have a fitting funeral--that does not turn into a commercial circus
As the Welsh word wizard--Dylan Thomas--wrote--AND DEATH SHALL HAVE NO DOMINION.Silverzorro.

Adjei Agyei-Baah said...

Hi Darko, I have always love your comments on this site.To me you are the visible sage who have been making we poets write again and again.Can wait to read your poem on this site.Thanks for keeping this site alive with your superfluous comments.wish i could dissect and analyze poetry like you do.By the way,can you send me some of your published poems or works to relax with?

Darko Antwi said...

Dear Adjei, I'm simply overwhelmed by your nice comment. Thank you.

I'm not yet published. But I have a book coming out by the end of the year. For your sake, I will select a few for OGOV, as we await 'Nkrabea', the book-in-publication.

Personally I like the air of maturity with which you conduct youself when your work is critised - be it good or bad.

I also expect some of my poems to be viewed from different (contrasting) angles. I will therefore choose a more loathable title for my debut on OGOV.

You remain one of my favourite poets, Sir.

Luke Ntiamoah said...

That was a solemn and befitting funeral for the greatest entertainer of all time. RIP Michael Jackson!

Nana Yeboaa(Bernadette) said...

that is a good piece

Prince Mensah said...

Thanks, Nana Pokuaa. Hope you are still blazing the poetic trail with your talents. God bless.

Adjei Agyei-Baah said...

Moves sooo smooth
To put us the groove
You'll forever be remembered
Your fame many you've outnumbered!

Prince Mensah said...

I meant Nana Yeboa*

Anonymous said...

hello friend,
here is the address of Michael Jackson's accusser Gavin Arvizo, He's the one that had cancer and Michael paid for all his treatments and saved his life, them him and his family accused Michael of child molestation.
They dragged him throught court and caused all Michaels depression , even after Michael was founf innocent the media never dropped it .
Gavin is responsible for that .
He should come foward now and admit that he lied, just like Jordy Chandler did after his father commited suicide from the guilt/ karma.
here's his address, spread it around on as many sites as you can so everyone will write him and tell him to CONFESS THAT HE LIED ON MICHAEL.
GAVIN ARVIZO
GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE
ATLANTA CAMPUS
320 W. BROAD STREET
FAIEBURN GA 30213.
LETS NOT LEAVE HIM ALONE UNTIL HE CONFESSES , LET'S MAKE HIS LIFE MISERABLE ,LIKE HE DID TO MICHAEL...THANKS

Anonymous said...

hello friend,
here is the address of Michael Jackson's accusser Gavin Arvizo, He's the one that had cancer and Michael paid for all his treatments and saved his life, them him and his family accused Michael of child molestation.
They dragged him throught court and caused all Michaels depression , even after Michael was founf innocent the media never dropped it .
Gavin is responsible for that .
He should come foward now and admit that he lied, just like Jordy Chandler did after his father commited suicide from the guilt/ karma.
here's his address, spread it around on as many sites as you can so everyone will write him and tell him to CONFESS THAT HE LIED ON MICHAEL.
GAVIN ARVIZO
GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE
ATLANTA CAMPUS
320 W. BROAD STREET
FAIEBURN GA 30213.
LETS NOT LEAVE HIM ALONE UNTIL HE CONFESSES , LET'S MAKE HIS LIFE MISERABLE ,LIKE HE DID TO MICHAEL...THANKS