Ode to Michael Jackson: The King of Pop

I wrote this Michael Jackson tribute poem after he died on June 25, 2009. His music, legacy will live on forever. Can you identify all 21 of The Kind of Pop’s songs? Scroll down for the answers!

Ode to Michael Jackson: The King of Pop

Ode to Michael Jackson: The King of Pop

You electrified us with Thriller
Beat It was killer
Billie Jean and the moonwalk

WOW – what a winner!

You encouraged us
to look into the mirror
inspired us to change our ways
to make the world a better place
now and for the rest of our days

You rocked our world
you helped heal the world
back in the day
you were BAD!
we rocked with you
but, you couldn’t heal your own pain
now, you’re gone too soon
How sad…

Why? Why?
tell them that it’s human nature
life on earth was rough
but, you are not alone
just look over your shoulder, Michael
God will be there day and night
it don’t matter if you’re black or white

I hope you’ll wanna be startin’ somethin’
in the clouds up above
don’t stop singing, dancing
and waving your sequin glove
’til you get enough
of what you gave the world:


Thanks for the magic, moonwalk
and the music, Michael
even though you’re out of our lives
and, it cuts like a knife
you will always be on top –
your music is sublime
got to be there
now and forever
in peace as you rest

We are the world
that just can’t stop loving you
we remember the time
we will never forget
the way you make us feel

We will dearly miss
The King of Pop –
simply the BEST!

Ode to Michael Jackson: The King of Pop was published in 2009 by Sun Sentinel (click to read my feature article) via Publish A Letter.

Watch the t.v. interview about my poetry book, Naked Desires, here.

Read more of my poems here.

List of 21 Michael Jackson songs

1. Thriller
2. Beat It
3. Billie Jean
4. Man in the Mirror
5. You Rock My World
6. Heal The World
7. Bad
8. Rock With You
9. Gone Too Soon
10. Human Nature
11. You Are Not Alone
12. I’ll Be There
13. Black or White
14. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
15. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
16. She’s Out of My Life
17. Got To Be There
18. We Are The World
19. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
20. Remember The Time
21. The Way You Make Me Feel

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