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I got a phone call
from one of Freddy Hubbard's friends

again.

she told me that Michael Jackson had died
of a heart attack
just hours ago.

I informed her
that the king of pop
had been dead

(to me)
for years.
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:iconmare-wrath:
mare-wrath Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
the girl i was shooting's boyfriend got a text like, exactly when everyone knew. then the girl i shot aftwardstold me. then my boyfriend's parents. news travels FAST.

this is cute
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
thanks.,
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:iconilovemj09:
IloveMJ09 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Not true..at all
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
yeah okay.
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pardonM3 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Say what you say, but as for the whiteness: my mother's skin is losing pigment in patches. Fortunately, she has fair skin. A tan makes them more visible. I can easily see how a little OCD & outside pressure could make him want to bleach the rest to match.

He was a little cuckoo in the head, though - someone should have stopped the plastic surgeries & reckless spending.

Still, a good poem, made even better in the face of "mourning".
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
;)
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5117kingcobra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
All who live die, even "Kings Of Pop". Jackson could sing and dance up a storm. I admire him for being a "solitary lemming" and finding his own special cliff to run over the edge of. He slept with our children whether we liked it or not and sadly "bought" some from people with stronger financial needs than parenting skills. He was unique in every way known to man (and a couple he invented himself. (There's a lesson in here somewhere for anyone contemplating singing the theme song for a movie about rats). (Ben)
Michael did what he wanted to do (but we're still trying to work out why he wanted to do the things he wanted to do).
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
word
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:iconjenealia:
Jenealia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009   Writer
How true.
(Being silly, I was somehow hoping in the back of my mind that he'd come back from the dead. So, I was still a little sad when I heard. But that's just me being silly.)
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
he faked his death; like Tupac.
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:iconpseudometry:
pseudometry Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009   Writer
I love it. It's such an intensely powerful expression of your own personhood, in the denial of the tragedy that others percieve.
I think negative definition like this is the most potent form, if that makes any sense.
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
amen.
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:iconpseudometry:
pseudometry Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009   Writer
:nod:
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:iconkneelingglory:
KneelingGlory Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Eric, my man, you've sparked controversy. It must be poetry! :heart:
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
who do I think I am?
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:iconkneelingglory:
KneelingGlory Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Well, I should sincerely hope you think you're Eric Hamilton. Though, personally, I always wished I could be my good friend, Emily.
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
word.
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:iconavolatilecalm:
AVolatileCalm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
He had plenty of illnesses, including a very violent skin disease - his original reason for turning the plastic white colour that he did.

Give the man a break.

He was amazing, and he is in many ways, like a Jesus - where people are just dying to reach out and touch the King(ofPop) just to see what he feels like. I'm sure he's inspired many.
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
J'amone!
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:iconavolatilecalm:
AVolatileCalm Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
..meaning?
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
ask michael'
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:iconnunheh:
nunheh Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
His lifestyle may have had some unhealthy elements.
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
haha
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:iconpencilfold:
pencilfold Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009   Writer
I disagree.
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
you would
you ghost of
gargoyle business.
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:iconpencilfold:
pencilfold Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009   Writer
What's that supposed to mean? D:
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
nothing.
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009   Writer
poetic truism.

i would add that an artist is only important as long as they're creating art. after that or in between, what does it matter what the hell they do or who they are?
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
sayword.
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:iconjaigurudevat:
JaiGuruDeVat Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
i don't think that's exactly true.
i mean, an artist is only an artist while they are creating art, but everybody is always important because everyone has potential as long as they're kinetic.
the dead have no potential, and then are only remembered for their art.
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NaiveMaturity Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Precisely my sentiments. Love the poeticism, however.
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:iconjaigurudevat:
JaiGuruDeVat Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
si, si.
i see, si.
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:iconnaivematurity:
NaiveMaturity Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
You're silly, but I needed a smile :)
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:iconjaigurudevat:
JaiGuruDeVat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
then call me Sal the Delivery Man! :D
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
hjahaha
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Garnet-43 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
It's true. In looking at the videos from the mid-80s, it is apparent that the man who starred in them must have gone through some sort of downhill metamorphosis to end up as the creature whose demise was widely reported so recently.

Point well made.
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:iconoldest-boy:
oldest-boy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
holla.
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