10. Examples for Tribute Book
Hello everyone, I am hoping you all have read our announcement for the launch of the Official Tribute Book. This is an exciting project and we encourage you all to send us your special writings of Michael. Below you will find a few examples, but please remember, you don't have to be a writer to submit a piece and it can be a poem, letter, tribute, artwork or just the voice of your hearts.
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While surfing the net one day in September
A simple invitation that explained, “Your dot is free”
I signed up to become a “dot” to create an everlasting shot
My dot number was assigned to me, 1-6-2-6-5
The thing that really caught my heart in David’s brilliant form of art
This is not a kiss good bye, of this you can be sure
No matter where your dot may land we stand together holding hands,
This is what Michael tried to teach
Now I’d like to raise a toast
Create your magic with your pen so Michael comes alive again
For we are all a dot in the human lot ~
To make a difference in his own way,
I was sitting outside when this poem came to me, enjoying some peace from my noisy life. The words just suddenly formed in head out of nowhere, as so often happens since Michael’s passing.
To say that he is my inspiration goes without question. I feel an incredible closeness both spiritually and emotionally in these moments that I truly believe the words are being channeled through me from him.
I have always been a writer, but poetry has always been a struggle for me to write and I haven’t attempted to, in many years. Now I don’t seem to be able to stop. I believe, through the words that are being given to me, Michael’s message is being heard and his love is reaching out to everyone who would read them.
In the twilight, there is a peace and solitude
A communion with the Earth and the setting sun.
As I sit in the stillness of this moment with eyes closed
I feel the shadows move across my face and I think of you
Of your smile and how it warms my heart
Of your music and how it makes me fly
High up in the clouds, to dance upon the wind.
No more do I question why you left, for there is no answer
No reason to be given that would ease the pain.
All I can do is reach out to touch your spirit, bring it in to me
So that together we can be drawn on this beautiful canvas.
Written by Valmai Owens
2009 All Rights Reserved
User name: Canard Dot# 3914
A Message of Love
I wrote the following poem a couple of weeks after Michael Jackson passed away. Before you read it, I feel it is necessary to give you some background on how it came about, because the poem will hold more meaning for you if you know that.
I have always been a fan of Michael and the Jacksons, but I was taken aback by the depth of the feelings of sorrow I felt when he passed away. As I watched his memorial service, I had so much compassion for the family that it allowed my heart to open. Once my heart opened the floodgates of creativity were unleashed.
I started having words and sentences come into my mind about a poem. This was odd to me because I have never written a poem before in my life, nor have I ever been particularly drawn to poetry. I sat down at my computer and just the let the words come out. They flowed through me like magic. I now understood what Michael meant when he said that his creativity didn’t come from him but through him. That’s what I felt was happening with this poem.
As I sat there engaged in writing the poem, suddenly a very strong scent of cologne filled the room. I was so startled by it that I stopped typing and turned around to see if someone was in the room with me, but no one was there. No one in my house wears cologne so I knew it wasn’t a lingering scent from anyone in my family. I wondered if something greater than me was at work, but I shrugged it off.
When the movie This Is It came out, I learned about the power of Michael’s cologne. The dancers talked about how they would line up to get hugs from him just because of how good he smelled. That’s when I knew that the poem was meaningful, because I believe that there are no coincidences.
I feel that this poem was meant to be a big hug for everyone Michael loved. It starts out honoring his legacy and ends up with a message of love for you, the fans, friends and family who love Michael Jackson.
Here is the poem:
Michael Jackson’s Legacy of Love
With a twinkle in his eye
And a magic you can’t deny
He put us in a trance
With his exceptional music and dance
From a very early age
He was taking center stage
He was loved by many
And criticized by plenty
Thankful for his family bond
You helped him go above and beyond
Even though life sometimes kept you apart
You were always right there in his heart
His children brought him so much joy
They have a love no one can destroy
To everyone who loved him so
There is a way you can let him know
Just close your eyes
And let the feeling arise
Relax and unwind
Then picture him in your mind
Remember what you felt to be true
Then say to him…I Love You
Be still and you will feel him start
To communicate with you through your heart
When a warmth comes up you can’t ignore
That is Michael saying…..I Love You More
© 2009, Linda Higgins, All Rights Reserved
Written by: Linda Higgins
User Name: lh4336 Dot # 4422
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