Michael Jackson June 25, 2009-When the Music Stopped

As we all know that 6 years ago today (June 25, 2009 Michael Jackson died, the day when the music stopped.


One day after Michae0l Jackson’s death, I wrote this poem to help me with my grief.

Our Little Michael/Your Michael Jackson

Our Little Michael/Your Michael Jackson

Our little Michael
Begin his life in our homes
He danced in our living rooms
Like James Brown

He was raised in every small
Town in black America

He and his brothers were the
First black family band
Like the White Osmond’s
To make it big
In the record business with

Arithmetic and alphabet

Sugar and pop
Syrupy breakfast cereal
The girls fell in love with him

Our little Michael
Was the heart of
Every little black girls
Dream comes true

And Even if
The boys would get

He was our little Michael
Like a little brother

We watched as he grew up
And left our families
As all children must

Our little Michael
Moved from every little black town
To LA LA Land and embarked on a
Solo career

He worked with men like
Mr Jones who took little Michael
Into a new direction and he became
Your Michael Jackson

A black world wide phenom
Everybody loved Michael Jackson

Over time
His behavior was
Not understand by his family

As his popularity grew
More and more demands were made on him

As his popularity grew
More and more he distanced himself from his family

As his popularity grew
More and more he was like a homeless man
But with riches and fame 

He became more and more like you

Only God knows
If his soul was tortured or if
He was a troubled man

But let us pray that our
Little Michael has made peace
With himself and it is well with his/our soul


About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at: MelBrakEpress.blogspot.com.
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