Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ode to Michael Jackson

No one cared for a decade or more,
but now we're all so sad.
We all want to hear your music again
even that crappy song "Bad."

We're busting out our moonwalks,
we're grabbing our crotches today,
but for some strange reason no one is playing
your best song, "Say, Say, Say."

We know that you could be "Dangerous,"
especially to prepubescent boys
but let's just forget about that for now
and pretend it never happened.

Because when we think of you
we remember your sparkly glove.
We remember songs like "Beat It"
We remember your undying love (of prepubescent boys)

You made some cool videos
like "Smooth Criminal" and "Thriller"
but you never guest starred on Scooby-Doo
like Don Knotts and Phyllis Diller.

If I had managed your career
there'd be no rapping in "Jam"
and you wouldn't have gone out in public
with that midget who called his mom "Ma'am."

But hindsight is twenty-twenty
and your death reminds us all
that even though you fondled boys
we really liked "Off the Wall."

And that's what really matters.

12 comments:

Tracy Edward Wymer said...

I agree.

Tracy Edward Wymer said...

Somehow an astronomical faction of mourners has forgotten that this man used to "invite" kids into his bed. Best summarized in these words:

God is great, beer is good, people are crazy...

(chorus to some country song I heard yesterday)

jambuku said...

ha ha - yes, who really cares about past allegations when there's a death to cash in on? And we are the ones that unfairly attribute the 3 second memory to the common goldfish!

Tess said...

Amen. The worst was a news repot I heard wherein that whole 'inviting children into bed' was called "a sad time in Michaels life".

What?!

Monica said...

thank you, PMM for putting into verse what so many of us thinking people are actually thinking. Bravo, my good man.

Lovely poem.

Trisha Pearson said...

Well said!

Craig said...

Well said Murph. Amazing how sleeping with young boys has become such a non issue.

Monica said...

hey did you make that graph yourself, PMM? pretty talented, if you did.

Big Plain V said...

Shame on you, Mr. Murphy. I personally take comfort in the fact that Saint Michael is watching over us from heaven as evidenced by the cloud formations over New York City.

http://www.nowpublic.com/strange/freaky-clouds-show-dead-singers-face-michael-jackson-sky

Paul Michael Murphy said...

No, I didn't.

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Oh, and Tracy, I appreciate your separate comments. Makes my blog look more popular when the comment number is in the double digits.

Lily Cate said...

Perhaps it was a little naive of me, but I had no idea this would be such a big deal. Sure, he died quite young, but come on. Aside from the abuse issue, did he really seem like someone in the best of health? Or even, fair health?
Glad I'm not watching tv today, for sure.