Black Poetry : Who Killed Michael Jackson?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    I found this on the internet:


    "Who killed Michael Jackson?"
    "I," said the Doctor,
    "From my needle he got that last Demerol shot.
    I killed Michael Jackson.”

    "Who saw him die?"
    "I," said TMZ,
    "Well, it either was me or the guys from ET.
    I saw him die."

    "Who spread the word?"
    "We," said the Herd.
    "We Tweeted it along—
    although we spelled his name wrong.
    We spread the word."

    "Who'll make the rounds?"
    "I," said Corey Feldman.
    "It’s a sad day for me, but I’m pretty much free.
    I'll make the rounds."

    "Who'll dig his grave?"
    "We," said the Papers,
    "It’s rough and unsteady, but we’re down here already.
    We’ll dig his grave."

    "Who'll gather the eulogies?"
    "We," said the Larry King Bookers.
    "In this chaotic scene we got Cher and Celine.
    We’ll gather the eulogies.”

    "Who'll shed the tears?"
    "I," said Madonna.
    “It might seem insincere
    But I’ll cry for a year.
    (Point that camera here.)
    I’ll shed the tears.”

    “Who’ll settle the estate?”
    “We,” said the Lawyers.
    “There’s not much to seize, but we’ll still bill our fees.
    We’ll settle the estate.”

    "Who'll sing the song?"
    "We," said the Siblings.
    "While we’re clearly much grieved, we are also relieved.
    We’ll sing the song.”

    "Who'll toll the bell?"
    "I," said the Blogger
    "Though I’m kind of irate that it carries such weight
    There’s no way to pass up this much traffic linkbait.
    I’ll toll the bell.”

    And the folks on the web kept their posts right on top,
    When they heard the bell toll for the poor King of Pop.

    —Balk
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    I didn't like this stanza.

    No matter what dysfunctions or twisted dynamics this family may have, I don't get why they would be "relieved" by his death.

    IMO, that was crude and cruel to say such.

    Like Janet said in her brief address at the BET Awards, 'To us, Michael was a star, but to them, he was FAMILY.'

    No matter what else may be involved, this family lost a son, a brother, an uncle, a nephew, a cousin.....BLOOD.
     
  3. sarcasm4eva

    sarcasm4eva Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hmm, dnt know what to think of that. i agree with cherryblossom, i dont like that stanza either. Michael is rising in peace, sad how you r loved more when your gone then when your alive. the world is standing up for Michael.There are people in third world countries w/o running water, doin Michaels dances.
     
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    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    To tell the truth, I didn't particularly like that stanza either.

    The media shoot our wounded. We should not.

    I posted this poem because the title reminds me of Brotha Oldsoul's poem about McDuffy and the mystery surrounding Michael's death is what made me search for that phrase.
     
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