MJ sculpted his own death inch by inch. He fell victim to his own bubble or probably the bubble that entertainment and industry created for him.
Once the love and affection of people on a celebrity becomes a commodity that is traded in the market, ‘investors’ become interested in that love and affection, kick-starting a hype bubble, which ultimately swallows the celebrity, while raining cash for ‘investors’.
MJ sculpted his own death inch by inch all along his life. Marketing Spin-doctors who made money on MJ’s music and brand may call it perfection of work. Poor MJ. For all the perfection of his work, he died a debtor. All the imperfect souls around him, who made money on him, who egged on MJ to achieve perfection, continue to live happily and are financially free.
Here are some verses for Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson, we miss you
More than the soft-drink that set your hair on fire
We loved you; your music’s flavor
More than the prosthetic clip that bridged your nose
We loved you; your body flows
More than the feminine look and feel of your figure
We loved you; your voice’s vigor
More than all the color, sound and the dirty theatrics
We loved you; your rhythmic mix
Michael Jackson we miss you!
Few years back Anna Nicole Smith died at young age. When Anna Nicole Smith died, I wrote these verses for her. Many of it is applicable to MJ.
Dear Anna Nicole Smith
The world calls you a myth
Of American dreams and passions
For Fame, Fortune and Fashion
You were blossoming and still a bud
When you grafted on your love and wed..
Germinating directly to parenthood
Growing your own roots, alone you stood!
Life is a journey not easy to ride
When swimming against the tide
You left nothing on you to hide
To seek a life of glory and pride…
Male hormones fed on the sight of your curves
Media Barons fed on the stress on your nerves
The world watched on TV with glee
The pain of your life and its reality
All through the life u had fought
I wish and hope you got what u sought
Let your kid live with ease!
Let your thoughts give us peace!
We all, Convicts of our thoughts
Judges not; Judge her not!
In every life, there is a lesson
Learning it is called as ‘evolution’.
Yes. Though we are not here to judge other’s lives, we all need to learn lessons from other’s lives. Otherwise we would have failed the evolution.
For MJ success was more important than life. In everything he did, he demonstrated it.
In the society he lived, everything including human life and values are invested, marketed, traded and success evaluated in terms of money. So MJ was another blue-chip stock option that had to perform. He was twisted, tweaked and tortured to achieve success. And MJ went along with it.
But today we need to tell our kids. It is all wrong. It simply doesn’t work
Sorry MJ. What you did, It is all wrong! Though we miss you, you are not the model for us.
We love you Michael Jackson for sure.
But we need to teach our kids, Life is much much more important than just success.