Sunday, June 28, 2009

You Rock My World

let me jump on the bandwagon about the king of pop like every other news out there. i'm sure it was a shocker to all. everyone either liked him, or hated him. everyone knew the name and the legacy. everyone knew the man. quite a feat, but then again he's been in the limelight since he was like 9?

could all the scrutiny throughout his lifetime been the cause of his uniqueness? it is a possibility no doubt. i think the saddest thing of it all, is that he left in a time when he wasn't in the brighest of light. he never got a chance to redeem his fame.

but how else do i remember him?

when i was in secondary 2, somewhere nearing the end of the year. the english language society was having its farewell party, and each sec had to do a performance. just the day before, michael had released his latest song "you rock my world" (although it never garnered much popularity, but i still think it was awesome. maybe the problem was that it seemed a similar formula to his previous hits. it had a very distinct michael jackson sound. something from the 80s/early 90s. but people were already living in the new millenium)

in between those acts for the farewell party, they started showing that video on tv. everyone just stoped and stared at the screen.

odd thing is, the tv wasn't hooked up to the audio system in the hall, so we were watching the tv, but listening to some melancholic draught. still we watched, and waited till somebody fixed the audio without getting out of our seat. see the power?


then there was the other unforgettable incident. occuring at the time of the infamous bashir interview, heightened by sexual allegations and bankruptcy. where i made a public outcry that i wanted to be michael jackson.

that michael jackson was my inspiration.

that he was my idol.

public speaking 2003, impromptu speech section. dazed by watching the bashir interview just the night before, i gleamed when i read the title for the competition, "inspiration".

my logics and gist? well, at a time of such trouble wooes, debts running up USD300mil, people still adored him.

people still paid for his appearance. he was still earning millions more. and people would still die to meet him. and he'd never get stares for grabbing his balls in public. no, people want to see him grabbing his balls. who else had such a grip over so many? i was overwhelmed that a person with so much flak that could erase all of him, still had the other side of the world backing him.


i'll never get a chance to see him perform live. rumours say he faked his death to get away from all the spotlight. if that's true, michael if you're reading this, please stop the act and let me be your audience.



but, if that's false, then rest in peace mikaeel jackson. you rock my world you know you did!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

A Tribute... (I hope u dun mind Sharman...)

"Society. I must ask you now.
Do you Remember The Time when a man inspired us to not Stop until We Had Enough..?
And once we did, he told us to Beat It...
The Man in the mirror saw himself in Black and White...
Because he realized it would take a Thriller to Heal the World...

Do we mourn the loss of an icon..? Does death seem more real to us now..?
Heroes aren't supposed to die...
They're supposed to live forever...
Our childhoods were supposed to always last...
Our dreams are suppose to keep us alive...
Perhaps the part of us that still believed in Neverland died a long time ago...
And since we stopped believing in our imaginations, we had to destroy anybody who didn't give up on theirs...

I wonder if the jokes will stop now...
Now that he has lost his face, is he finally beautiful enough for society..?
Now that he has angel wings, is he finally white enough for the media..?
Now that he is gone, how many comedians have to re-write their act..?
This is what we do humanity...
We take something beautiful and destroy it...
We do it to our bodies... We do it to our God... And we do it to our Earth...

So today, we don't mourn the loss of an icon...
We mourn the loss of what the icon represented in our own consciousness...
We mourn the loss of our dreams... Our imagination... Our childhood...

Do you remember the time..? Do you remember the time..?
Back when we can play without fear of being judged...
Back when we can fly without the fear of falling down...
Back when we could smile, for absolutely no reason at all...

We have spent so much time working, that we have forgot how to play...
We have spent so much time standing still in our lives, that we have forgot how to dance...
Not only have we robbed ourselves of our childhood dreams, but we have criticized others for following theirs...

Perhaps Michael is now singing with God...
Perhaps he is flying with Peter Pan...
Perhaps he is now moon walking on the clouds of heaven...

Wherever he is, I know that he is finally free...
Free to be who he is, rather than a prisoner of who he was...
We haven't lost an entertainer... We have lost ourselves...

And his death didn't happen in June of 2009... It happened many years ago...
The killers of our inner child... The judges of our own fate... The builders of our own prisons...

Michael Jackson.

I pray that you don't rest in peace.....
I hope that you dance in it."

- Ode To Michael Jackson by Apollo Poetry (TravelingPoet.com)

Ady...

F said...

Shrettt~ Shretttt~

sharman said...

ady: wow. thats amazing. his death definitely is gonna change a lot of lives. and yes, he was a representation of what we forgot, of what we could not be.

but what about the younger generation? they'll never know MJ, they'll never know the guardian of neverland.

who's gonna remind us to live the childhood now? hmmm...

sharman said...

f: *sniff sniff*

givenchy? hahahaha

Anonymous said...

goodbye MJ :'(


nesa/fayi,

sharman said...

anonymous: yes goodbye unfortunately...

btw is yr name nesa or fayi or something else???

Anonymous said...

Sharman, I've read an article which may help to answer some of the questions that you posed to me...

"In one of the darkest moments of our lives we find it hard to find the words appropriate to this sudden tragedy we all had to encounter," it read. "Our beloved son, brother and father of three children has gone so unexpectedly, in such a tragic way and much too soon. It leaves us, his family, speechless and devastated to a point where communication with the outside world seems almost impossible at times. We want to thank all of his faithful supporters and loyal fans worldwide, you – who Michael loved so much. Please do not despair, because Michael will continue to live on in each and every one of you. Continue to spread his message, because that is what he would want you to do. Carry on, so his legacy will live forever."

- An extended joint statement by Michael Jackson's family, disclosing their sense of loss.

sharman said...

now, i bestow the power and responsibility of spreading the influence of MJ to all the future generation to you :) hehehehe...

what's yr fav MJ number?

Dilah said...

a few to name!

but closest to heart, You're not alone... =))

sharman said...

you're not alone??? why? someone serenaded to you before??

Anonymous said...

My fav is "Heal the world""...

Ady..

sharman said...

very humanitarian of you ;)