December 4, 2009

We Had Him - Maya Angelous´ Poem About Michael Jackson

We Had Him

Dr.Maya Angelou  dedicated this very beautiful poem to Michael Jackson after his death for the Memorial Service. Queen Latifah was the celebrity to read it to the crowd of people on July, 7th at The Staples Centre, Los Angeles.

´Beloveds, now we know that we know nothing,
now that our bright and shining star
can slip away from our fingertips
like a puff of summer wind.
Without notice, our dear love can escape
our doting embrace.
Sing our songs among the stars
and walk our dances
across the face of the moon.

In the instant that Michael is gone,
we know nothing.
No clocks can tell time.
No oceans can rush our tides
with the abrupt absence of our treasure.

Though we are many,
each of us is achingly alone
piercingly alone.

Only when we confess our confusion
can we remember
that he was a gift to us
and we did have him
He came to us from the creator,
trailing creativity in abundance.
Despite the anguish,
his life was sheathed
in mother love,
family love,
and survived and did more than that.
He thrived with passion
and compassion,
humor and style.
We had him
whether we know who he was
or did not know,
he was ours
and we were his.
We had him,
delighting our eyes.
His hat,
aslant over his brow,
and took a pose on his toes
for all of us.

And we laughed and stomped our feet for him.

We were enchanted with his passion
because he held nothing.

He gave us all he had been given.

Today in Tokyo,
beneath the Eiffel Tower,
in Ghana's Black Star Square.
In Johannesburg and Pittsburgh,
in Birmingham, Alabama,
and Birmingham, England
We are missing Michael.

But we do know we had him,
and we are the world.´
~Maya Angelou

Addition: Video added July,3rd:

Thank you so much, Dr.Maya Angelous. We love you...


Dylan said...

Thank You,Dr. Maya

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