Once there was a child and he was free
Deep inside, he felt the laughter
The mirth and play of nature’s glee
He was not troubled by thoughts of hereafter
Beauty, love was all he’d see
He knew his power was the power of God
He was so sure, they considered him odd
This power of innocence, of compassion, of light
Threatened the priests and created a fright
In endless ways they sought to dismantle
This mysterious force which they could not handle
In endless ways they tried to destroy
His simple trust, his boundless joy
His invincible armor was a shield of bliss
Nothing could touch it, no venom, no hiss
The child remained in a state of grace
He wasn’t confined in time or place
In Technicolor dreams, he frolicked and played
While acting his part, in Eternity he stayed
Soothsayers came and fortunes were told
Some were vehement, others were bold
In denouncing this child, this perplexing creature
With the rest of the world he shared no feature
Is he real? He is so strange
His unpredictable nature knows no range
He puzzles us so, is he straight?
What’s his destiny? What’s his fate?
And while they whispered and conspired
Through endless rumors to get him tired
To kill his wonder, trample him near
Burn his courage, fuel his fear
The child remained just simple, sincere
All he wanted was the mountain high
Color the clouds, paint the sky
Beyond these boundaries, he wanted to fly
In nature’s scheme, never to die.
Don’t stop this child, he’s the father of man
Don’t cross his way, he’s part of the plan
I am that Child, but so are you
You’ve just forgotten, just lost the clue
Inside your heart sits a Seer
Between his thoughts, he can hear
A melody simple but wondrously clear
The music of life so precious, so dear.
If you could for one moment know
This spark of creation, this exquisite glow
You would come and dance with me
Kindle this fire so we could see
All the children of the Earth
Weave their magic and give new birth
To a world of freedom with no pain
A world of joy, much more sane
Deep inside, you know it’s true
Just find that child, it’s hiding in you.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-8TQADs4bI&feature=related
DANCING THE DREAM 1992
Innocence of spirit, looking at the world unencumbered by color, race, religion, borders or boundaries freed Michael’s imagination which was limitless. Present every day of his life was magic, wonder and mystery. The energy of Michael’s creative spirit could not be denied or encumbered by low-ceiling imaginations. Those whose world-view is limited by distrust, cynicism, their minds unable to climb out of the gutter, or who look to make a quick dollar or their five minutes of fame possess a blindness of the soul. Limited and without vision, they seek to find fault with, and even try to destroy that which they are incapable of understanding. Or, they simply want to extort. It is all wrapped up in an evil that will not let go. When you sell your soul to the devil there is no turning back. For all of these people, Michael was, and remains today, a target…and, I believe, a threat. Wrapped all around this is RACISM.
And so, who are these people? Many are tasked with seeking out and delivering truth to a waiting public. At least, I would think that is what they were trained to do. If they ever did aspire to that lofty goal, they have failed astronomically. Journalism today is now spelled TABLOID. It is yellow and is unmistakably vomit. They spew it and an undiscriminating public lap it up. Truth be damned. I watched Diane Sawyer say to Michael, “these questions are not why I have spent my life being a serious journalist,” but she went ahead anyway and asked Michael if he and Lisa Marie were having sexual relations. One would expect the likes of Oprah, someone who earns her living on gossip, judging others and passing her version of a sentence to ask such a question…as she did when she said to Michael, “Are you a virgin?”…but, we would hope for more from the three major networks. But, our hope is never going to be reality. Twenty-four hour “news” machines, rather than report news, make it up to fill time. They gleefully DECIDE who is a “darling” and who is a “demon”. “You tell a lie often enough and people believe it.” Michael Jackson. If I were to credit them with anything it would be their adept skill at BRAINWASHING. At that, they have no peer. ABC. NBC and CBS follow their lead. Disrespect and sarcasm…sensationalism and slander are the name of the game. And, believe me, a game it is with people’s lives at stake. To perpetuate their questionable existence, they can never admit to mistake or change their direction. Lies lead to bigger lies. Michael Jackson is the ultimate unicorn…the beautiful, innocent, unparalleled talent and humanitarian whose life’s blood they drink. To up the ante of evil works…these despicable entities now go after Paris, Prince and Blanket as well. Even more sickening, they pretend to have these children’s best interests at heart. DON’T YOU BELIEVE IT! When you sell your soul to the devil, no life is sacred.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQFwF5rYafg
And so, we move to individuals and companies, namely AEG and Wade Robson. When the civil trial began, AEG requested that Michael’s molestation trial be included in the proceedings. They were denied. During opening arguments, AEG attorneys threatened that the trial would get bloody…meaning, bloody Michael. Amazingly, Wade Robson filed his claim of molestation charges at the same time. It seems he decided during sessions with a psychiatrist that either he had repressed memory syndrome or he now realized he needed to cleanse himself. Being on AEG payroll had nothing to do with it. Of course, the tabloids happily joined in with their scoop using outdated and disproved FBI information. And, the Today Show was more than happy to come on board with the FIRST interview of Robson. To add to the horror, Conrad Murray intimated during HIS national phone interview on CNN that IF he were to testify in the civil trial, he would tell things that both the Jackson family and fans would not like to hear. Bottom line…Robson, AEG and Murray CAN SAY ANYTHING THEY LIKE AND THE MEDIA WILL HAPPILY AIR IT AS FACT. Once again, Michael is the object of high-tech lynching. Once again, the public is fed on a diet of lies and many believe it all.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQFwF5rYafg
Now, let’s add the internet. Robson and his family have been busy. Not only are they putting out their lies, but, they are begging anyone who thinks they were molested by Michael to come forward. Sound familiar? That is exactly what Tom Sneddon did for years when Michael was alive. HE GOT NOTHING. But, it has taken years to show Michael’s truth. JUST HOW MUCH CAN ONE LIFE WITHSTAND. HOW MANY BATTLES CAN ONE FAMILY WAGE.
When you think about it, it is a perfect plan. Keep everyone busy attacking, believing or defending and there is no time to celebrate the life and the music…the humanitarian efforts and the stunning legacy.
Aw, but that is where evil is thwarted. MICHAEL JACKSON FANS ARE ACTIVISTS AND RIGOROUSLY JOIN IN MICHAEL’S ARMY OF LOVE. We all know that the more you learn about Michael, the more there is to love. AND LOVE WE DO. People who are not fans cannot understand the loyalty. Once again, low-ceiling imaginations can only comprehend fanatic or idol-worship. Ordinary celebrities ATTRACT fans all the time. The difference is…Michael EARNED his fans’ loyalty time and time again because Michael truly LOVED his fans. This love was real. He often described it as a cause and effect. Michael needed his fans and his fans needed him. The love is mutual and strong. His messages in music and dance and performance always were about love. We have seen him give love to multitudes. We have seen him time and time again give of himself and all he had to help children all over the world. He was committed to making the world a better place. It was real…he was real. As I said, he earned the love of millions every day of his life. Media cannot stand to see this loyalty, never, ever report anything about it. When 11,437 red roses were placed at Forest Lawn on June 25, 2013, the press reported about Michael’s drug addictions. No where in the press did we read about the enormous success the Immortal Tour has been. No where in the press is there mention of the many, many charities inspired by Michael. No where in the press is mentioned all the tributes and celebrations globally on Michael’s birthday. But, every chance they get drug addiction, being broke, plastic surgeries, child molestation charges, strange and weird are mentioned. No where do we hear INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES…no where do we hear billionaire…most successful performer ever. How any other celebrities parentage is questioned? How many other celebs are asked about their sexual relations? How many other celebs have a disease made a joke? Who else has their autopsy and body paraded on the Discovery Channel or a centerfold in a rag sheet? Who else is called the equivalent of the “N” word over and over again and no one screams RACIST? (MAKE NO MISTAKE…WACKO JACKO IS AN “N” WORD JUST FOR MICHAEL.) Who else has their children made the subject of every talk show and so-called news network?
Michael Jackson is the most beloved and most disrespected artist of our time. That is why his Fans will not rest until his name is cleared and he and his children receive justice. We can feel his pain. When people say to me that it doesn’t matter…you cannot be hurt once you’re gone, I say…UNTRUE. Michael worked and gave every ounce of blood, sweat and God-given talent for his FANS and for the planet. His legacy is important to him and to his children and his beloved mother. IT MUST BE PROTECTED.
I do join the legions of people around the globe in MAJORLOVEPRAYER every day. I try so very hard to see the light and feel the glow of world love inspired by Michael. Every time I listen to Michael’s wonderful catalog or watch a spectacular performance or listen to a speech or see him kneel down beside a dying child, I feel my heart swell. Each time I write a check to try to help heal the world, I feel Michael inside me. I have learned so much, I am a better person for knowing Michael. I feel gratitude for that. Each time I connect with another FAN, I feel that overwhelming love and collective energy. All of this gives me hope and helps me to go on when the world seems dark. I know that AEG, Conrad Murray and Wade Robson will not change, will not stop because they are hurting Paris, Prince and Blanket, will not realize that they are the reason Paris decided she didn’t want to live in a world of betrayal and lies. I have prayed for a change, prayed that the media, too, will grow a conscience…but, in four years, it hasn’t happened and I’ve given up hope that it ever will.
If I am to remember the hope and inspiration that Michael has given me, then I must remember his bravery as he walked into court every day, his bravery as he listened to horrific lies, his faith in God as he saw the media gleefully open him up like a bag of birdseed. He never gave up, he never lost his faith, he never stopped being a loving father, he never stopped creating, he never stopped giving. If he could do that, then, I must.
And so, Dear Friends, I keep writing. I keep loving Michael with all my heart. And, yes, I often cry. But, when I watch Michael sing and dance and smile, I wipe away my tears and join in the dance.
Thank you, Jude for sharing this with all of us. Your sincerity and genuine love shines through. It is sad that people are so easily misled by lies and half-truths. There was a time when the media did report facts and stick to the truth. Unfortunately, greed has taken hold and they can make more money by creating the news. Unfairness and injustice seem to be so pervasive in our world now. I remember a kinder, gentler time where people were valued more. You are doing so much to right a wrong. I know it is a struggle for you to continue this journey sometimes. I can’t tell you how much I respect you for researching, writing, and sharing what you have learned. I have been personally affected by what you write. Sending you love as you continue the dance!
I’m quoting you…because I love these words above: “Aw, but that is where evil is thwarted. MICHAEL JACKSON FANS ARE ACTIVISTS AND RIGOROUSLY JOIN IN MICHAEL’S ARMY OF LOVE. We all know that the more you learn about Michael, the more there is to love. AND LOVE WE DO. People who are not fans cannot understand the loyalty. Once again, low-ceiling imaginations can only comprehend fanatic or idol-worship. Ordinary celebrities ATTRACT fans all the time. The difference is…Michael EARNED his fans’ loyalty time and time again because Michael truly LOVED his fans. This love was real.”
So true…so true. 🙂
Thank you for yet another beautifully written piece, Jude. Your words ooze the love and affection that Michael found so elusive in his lifetime. I wish that all hearts would see him and understand him as you so clearly do.
Veey beautiful i love it i love Michael with every being it hurts me to hear bad things things about him but guess wat i dnt believe it tht is garbage they are some greedy scoundrels wanting money they would do anything for money like Michael said in his song they would sell their soul to the devil Michael Jackson told nothing but truth an here they are sabotaging him like he’s crap an if i was around tht sneddon dude i wud give him a piece of a Detroit whooping dnt talk about michael an do dirt to Michael around me cuz u jus jus put fuel on the flame when u mess with my michael he’s like a dad i never had an u pickin wit him kickin around spiting on him i got something for u jive turkey!
thank you jude. once again your words are true and beautiful. touchs the heart dear. the tabloids will not change ever. I love you all. all we have is hope and love dear. god is with us and he knows the truth. the world is filled with hate and lies from the beginning of time. all michael’s fans are different from other celebrity’s fans. we will fight to the end of time. it’s all for love
Amen to each and every word. I was about 5 years old when I saw a picture of a famous couple in a magazine and the caption read “Trouble in Paradise!”. I asked my mother: “Did these people call the magazine and say they were sad?” “I don’t think so”, she said. “Then why do they write that they are sad?” “I dunno…” and to this day, she buys the magazine. I have not purchased a tabloid magazine since 2009. Before June 25 last year, I sent in a text I’d written (it’s on my Facebook: “I’m Sorry For Loving A Man”) to several newspapers, hoping to see it published on June 25. I got one response, the custom answer of “We’re not publishing it ’cause we get so many submissions”. I stay clear of tabloids, and you mentioned DW…how about Barbara Walters? those two looove to repeat “serious reporter” and “serious journalism” in their interviews, but they believe their own lie….
I always read and love your words, and love them, but this is the first time I have commented, because this time you have touched something deep inside me. That poem from ‘Dancing The Dream’ is one of my favourites, and is Michael. Every word you have written echoes what I feel absolutely. If only the world and the media would change for the better, but it doesn’t seem to; but I guess if people stop giving and going on for Michael, nothing will get ever any better. I do what I can to do my bit to protect Michael’s legacy and defend him. I give to charities, comment and do devotions, and spread Michael’s messages around. I find myself continually questioning why do the Press and certain powerful people, find Michael a threat, are afraid of his power and target him? It’s a mystery to me when he is so beautiful in every way. They, like AEG, Murray and Robson, spend so much time, energy and money on negatively attacking or destroying him , when they could do the same on loving him and supporting his messages. I suppose it is as he sang in ‘Human Nature.’ But why is that? As you said the devil and are ever present, and it takes more effort and hard work to be good. But the justice and truth will out, there will be a tipping point. Remember ‘Lies Runs Sprints, Truth Runs Marathons’. Good always wins in the end.
I have no words to say, only thank you for your truly Amazing, generous. Beautiful words,for a truly Amazing. Generous Beautiful Man, As I write these words tears are flowing ……..
Keep on doing what you are going. You are speaking so eloquently what our fan-family feel and can’t articulate as well as you do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My love for Michael is eternal. As long as Michael is ‘attacked’, there will be an ‘open wound’ in my consciousness and tears that seem to always be there. The pain is real because the injustice, hypocrisy, greed, and inhumanity is beyond understanding.. God bless and thank you, thank you, for being a voice to it all.