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The All Time King Of Pop

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Moon Walking On Fluffy Silver Clouds

I wonder what Michael's doing up beyond the mystic sky?

Is he singing and dancing? I know he's earned his heavenly wings and loves to fly

I can see him now, swinging on a twinkling star

Singing for Jesus, " How Great Thou Are "

Moon walking on fluffy, silver clouds

Just like he did here on earth for his adoring crowds

When he sang, " We Are The World "

His message was love as his words unfurled

His song. " Black Or White " was so very special to me

his heart knew no discrimination, his love set him free

I have all his song's and been playing them throughout this day

I'm sure he's mesmerized with heaven and perhaps dancing on the great milky way.



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Comments

bhattuc on August 06, 2020:

You have presented it very lucidly. Your selection of various themes for your poetry is amazing. Stay blessed.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on July 30, 2020:

Hello Rosina. Nice to see you. He was truly a musical genius. Thanks so much for coming by.

Rosina S Khan on July 30, 2020:

Michael was a music genius. His singing and dancing captivated everyone. He probably is dancing in the great Milky Way at the moment.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on July 14, 2020:

Hello Peggy. I hope he is happy and swinging on a twinkling star. I don't believe he ever grew up so I can see him doing that. Always happy to see you. Thank you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 12, 2020:

Michael Jackson will always be remembered for his talents, that glove he wore, and his moon dancing moves. I hope your wishes come true that he is "swinging on a twinkling star."

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on June 26, 2020:

I agree SJ. He was the best. I remember watching him when he was real young and he had that something that touched my heart and I never outgrew that feeling. Thanks so much for coming back to explain.

SJ on June 26, 2020:

Hi Ruby, I have only known my contact about MJ for a couple of years, but when it was all laid out to me I was really devastated, and so I don't usually share it. MJ was such a great part of my childhood, but I can't unknow what i know. As an artist, he was a genius.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on June 26, 2020:

Oh SJ, I hate to think that Michael was a child molester. I know many think he was. If you know someone on the inside, and they know he was, it's difficult not to believe it. I always knew he was lacking something in his life, and I blame his father. I really can't explain why I feel so close to him. Anyhow, we will let God do the judgement. I wish I could remember you. So many are gone and I miss them too. Let me know when you write, happy you are back. Thank you.

SJ on June 26, 2020:

Hi Ruby, I also go by Shannon, and not to worry! It's been many years (maybe 8?) since I was active here on HP and I just have a good memory. I know you through here only, we exchanged some nurse stories.

Michael Jackson--he was gifted, and his music was a gift to us all. I love "In The Closet," "She's out of my life," and I remember my husband using "Heaven Can Wait" to seduce me early on :P, but I know someone on the inside on one of the molestation accusations against him, and the evidence is really compelling.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on June 25, 2020:

Hello SJ. I am racking my brain, trying to remember you. Did you use another name in the past? I know how you feel about Michael, many thought he molested children, I never believed that, he was too kind. He was misunderstood because he was shy. I like to think of him dancing in heaven. So happy you came to read this piece. Thank you much.

SJ on June 25, 2020:

Hi Ruby! It's been a long time, but I remember you and I'm happy to see you're still writing! I have so many conflicting emotions about Michael Jackson, but he is undeniably one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived. My husband was a HUGE fan.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on June 11, 2020:

Hari, I can almost see him dancing up a storm. I sure do miss him. Thanks so much for coming to read and comment.

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on June 11, 2020:

A great tribute to the singing soul. He sure would be singing in heaven too.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on June 10, 2020:

Fossi, I am well and happy. I have been married to my husband Ray for 3 years. He is a great guy. I didn't think I would ever marry again either, but I was lonely and so was he. We are happy together, so don't say never. lol So good to talk to you. I went to your hubs and tried to find the one where you took us to Woodstock and it was gone. I wanted to read it again. I am glad you are writing again. see you. Love ya.

Kathi from Saugatuck Michigan on June 10, 2020:

Did not get remarried, it's different when you're older compared to when you're young and 'hot to trot', lol! I guess I'm too set in my ways. I think about my husband all the time though and he has his way of letting me know he's around in spirit. I'm pretty much retired and spend a lot of time outdoors working in my garden or taking photographs. My two sons are all grown up, but no grandkids :O( . . . yet! Did you come out of retirement from nursing or anything because of Corona? I sure hope all is well with you!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on June 09, 2020:

Fossi Fossi, I'm sure he would be shedding tears. I loved his moon walk. he's probably showing everyone how to do it. It is sooo good to see you. What are you doing, Did you get married again? So much to catch up on. Thanks for coming by. Love ya too.

Kathi from Saugatuck Michigan on June 09, 2020:

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, my old friend! Michael was so much fun to watch, what a performer! Love your sentiments about him up in heaven. He truly did have a tender loving heart always well meaning! Wonder what he would have to say about everything that's going on right now! Love ya, Fossi

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 30, 2020:

Hello Mark. When he first started moon walking. I knew he had something special, and yes, he was very creative. So glad you came to read this piece. Thank you.

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on May 30, 2020:

Great tribute to the man with the white glove. He epitomized creativity.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 30, 2020:

Hello Jason. I hope you hang on to that Jacket. I know he wasn't everyone's favorite but there was just something about him that drew me in and I was a faithful fan until the end. I think a lot of girls had his picture on their wall's. Thanks so much for coming to visit this piece.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 30, 2020:

I really didn't forget the dance, I've cherished it for years. It's just that I might have had too much wine. Hee

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on May 30, 2020:

I'll admit I'm not a huge Michael Jackson fan. However, he was an awesome dancer for the time. Sure he had plenty of fans and hit songs. I just wasn't ever that into him. Ya i may have liked Thriller, and Beat it. Well...I did own the red zipper jacket replica back in the 80's. (It had zippers all over it.) I still have it. It's kid size but it's cool. Ha ha.

Back in the '80s my sister absolutely loved him. She had posters all over her wall of him. She had the records with Michael Jackson's image on them. Plus every album he made at the time. I'm pretty sure she thought he was hot too. Haha.

Anyhow, I thought your poem was great. It flowed really well and was fun to read. I hope your safe and doing well. Nice job.

manatita44 from london on May 30, 2020:

Sweet chuckle. Yes! How could you forget?

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 30, 2020:

Manatita, were you that good lookn' black man I danced with? If so, I had a ball! LOL

manatita44 from london on May 30, 2020:

Ruby maybe you had an incarnation in Africa. Perhaps we even danced together. Chuckle.

You have loving-kindness and some views I hope you never lose. We need more of you. Keep well. Pentocost tomorrow? O my! Time flies! I think it's later in Germany, but I must have read it some where. Peace.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 30, 2020:

Hello Manatita. Thank you for coming to read this piece. I started watching the Jackson Five when Michael was little and loved him. I watched him grow up into an excellent singer and dancer. We all have different religion beliefs, whatever he believed, I'm sure he's somewhere safe and around children whom he loved dearly. Take care my poet friend.

manatita44 from london on May 30, 2020:

Michael was probably the greatest creative artist/performer in the last century. He had it all: a beautiful voice, the dance, the ability to be ingenious and all his songs were par excellence. His cinematography and choroeography was phenominal! He was regarded as eccentric and was not given the accolade he deserved.

What is he doing up in heaven? He is probably back. In Guruji's teachings, we believe in reincarnation, as the soul itself is immortal. Souls that die 'untimely' if you like, tend to some back faster than spiritual souls. Some souls take 10 years; some longer but the soul with 'unfinished' business, if you like, tend to return faster,

So Michael could easily be a little boy or baby in a family of artists.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 18, 2020:

Hi Genna. I like your comment, " He was the music " He was the greatest! and I miss him. I just thought about how much fun he would be having in heaven. He was a child who never grew up. Thanks so much. Hugs...

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on May 17, 2020:

I tried to post a comment before and was tossed out of HP. So I hope this doesn't hit twice. There will never be another Michael Jackson. I loved Black & White, as well as his Thriller video. No one could move like Michael. He didn't dance to the music -- he was the music, which is how could he make it his own.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 17, 2020:

Hello greg, I am so glad that you mentioned ' Ben ' I would not have known about the song. I watched the video you sent and his words in the song got to me. I remember seeing the movie and he had a pet rat and his father stopped it and killed it. How very cruel that was. And, yes, it was sad about the Osmond family, they were another favorite. From your words, I know you are a good father. Bless you my new friend.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 17, 2020:

Hello William, he was one-of-a-kind. He had such a big heart. I don't think he ever knew how great he was, so tragic his death. He trusted everyone, even the Dr. who betrayed him in the end. Thank you so much for coming to read this piece.

greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on May 17, 2020:

Ruby / Shauna - looks like the mention of "Ben" ultimately brought a veritable flood of memories to both of you. When I brought this up at home yesterday my wife remembered well the song, too, found it on YouTube, played it aloud for all of us, then ultimately spent the next hour or two reading about Donnie Osmond and the struggles he had with money after basically learning he had none. Kind of a tragic tale for someone who was so famous as a young boy at about the same time MJ was famous as a boy singing the song Ben. Anyway...this rabbit hole seems to have opened up into a whole world of memories and thoughts for everyone concerned in this thread. We have all had a different set of parent experiences, though, and I am thankful that my own were very good with two loving parents. I have tried my level best to be a good parent, too, and hope upon hope the record will show I have succeeded in some small measure. Happy Sunday to both of you. Be well.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on May 17, 2020:

Michael was quite an entertainer, Ruby. I doubt if anyone will ever reach his capabilities. Sometimes there are just one-o-a-kinds. He was one.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 16, 2020:

Oh Shauna, What a wonderful story you shared with me. It sounds like you had the best of two fathers. Sometimes mothers do not know how badly a wrong choice can affect a child. I'm glad that you've known love all your life. As I said before, my mother loved me. She was 15 when she married my dad, had her first child when she was 16, stayed married to him for 25 years, had 12 children, me being the last. She told me that my dad was a womanizer, gone for days at times. My mother had never been dancing or had any fun, she grew tired and left him, but she never stopped loving him. She married twice but neither lasted. My father was killed in a farming accident when I was 8. I remember going to the hospital when he was dying, he was only 49. I feel like I've gotten to know you so much better. What I get out of our stories, we are survivors and full of grit. Hugs my friend.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 16, 2020:

Ruby, I actually have two fathers. One who is in my genes and one who raised me and my brother when my mom divorced our father, who was a well-respected fighter pilot in the USAF. I have a lot of baggage, but was able to put it to rest when I found my father after 26 years of estrangement. My mom thought she could divorce memories of Daddy when she divorced him, remarried and had her new husband adopt my brother and me. However, she couldn't eradicate my memories.

Thirty four years after their divorce, and years of anger, I reached out to find my father. Mind you, her new husband became Dad and I love him with all my heart. But I mourned my father. I ended up finding him by starting with my local congressman who led me to my senator who led me to the Pentagon. Daddy was (we lost him December 2018) a lifer USAF Fighter Pilot who flew many missions the U.S. that the public wasn't privy to. So, I ended up having conversation with someone at the Pentagon and he told me to send my letter to him and he would forward it to Daddy. The rest was up to him.

Daddy received my letter the day before my 40th birthday and called me in tears on my 40th birthday in 1997. We've had a relationship ever since. He flew me out to see him twice and he flew here to celebrate his only grandson's 5th birthday.

I cherish what we were able to rekindle. He's now passed. I have his ashes on my entertainment center in my living room in a very respectful urn I ordered with the USAF emblem on it and a personal epitaph. I see Daddy everyday.

My Dad (Mom's second husband) is very supportive of my rekindled contact with my father. My Dad's the best. I love him higher than a star!

I'm very fortunate to have been surrounded by love all my life.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 16, 2020:

Shauna, I've been watching the video and loved it. Thank you! I'm glad you had a father who supported you all the way. I never knew my father. My mother left him when I was 2 and he died when I was 8. I had only seen him once when he came and stole me and my sister Virgie and took us to his girlfriend's house to spite my mother. She had gone to a club dancing and he found out somehow that we were at home alone. I can just barely remember it. Somehow we got back with our mother. I could write a book, Lordy! I loved my mother. She just made some bad choices, and so have I, but, like they say, " I didn't promise you a rose garden. " Thanks a million my friend.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 16, 2020:

I'm so glad I have a father who always supported my dreams but never thwarted them. I've never been abused and never have been pushed beyond what my years (age) could handle. The Jackson's dad wanted them to live his dreams. As the result, some became famous (and challenged) and some stepped out. I hate to say this, but I think they all breathed a sigh of relief when Joe Jackson died.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 16, 2020:

Shauna, I remember so well the first time I saw The Jackson Five, Michael stole the show. He had so many fears, flying was his really big fear, and of course was forced to fly by his father. There must be a reason why we're still here, maybe it's to write? Thanks again my friend. I appreciate you much....

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 16, 2020:

Ruby, I watched him grow up, too. I was a huge fan of The Jackson Five. Michael was five or six years old at the time and was a star even then; he stole - no, he WAS - the show. I have several of his CDs and bought the hardback copy of "Michael Jackson The Man In The Mirror 1958 - 2009" when he died.

OMG! It's been that long?

They say only the good die young. What does that say about the rest of us who live beyond our fifties?

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 16, 2020:

Shauna, I can't imagine me not knowing about his song Ben. I have every song he ever recorded except that one. I watched the movie where his father stomped his pet rat and cried my eye's out then and now listening to the words. His voice moves me like no other. I watched him grow up, then all the evil lies killed him. BTW I love your new picture.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 16, 2020:

Oh my goodness, I watched the video and I'm sitting here with tears falling. Was that the rat that his father stomped in the kitchen in the movie? I cried then and still it gets to me. Thanks so much for coming back.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 16, 2020:

Yes, Ben was one of Michael's first solo songs. It's one of my favorite.

greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on May 16, 2020:

Ruby - Ben is the song from 100 years ago Michael sang as a young boy. Featured in a movie about a rat, I think, it comes to mind (along with "Thriller" and many others) whenever I think of Michael. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/g40WCBaUXR4

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 16, 2020:

Hello Greg, so glad you enjoyed this piece. I'm not sure what 'Ben' means? Am I missing something? Cheers..

greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on May 16, 2020:

Very nice tribute to the undisputed king of pop. I grew up listening to The Five of them, as well, and enjoyed watching Michael blossom into a superstar. Your poem brought all this back this morning, and “Ben” is now stuck in my head for some reason...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 14, 2020:

Hello Lora. I am so very thankful for your loving comment. He was one of a kind and I miss him. I know he is happy in heaven. Bless you.

Lora Hollings on May 14, 2020:

You sure captured his beautiful and unbounded spirit in your poem, Ruby! He was so full of love and life. His music and dancing reflects his amazing gifts and his love for all beings. Thanks for remembering him on this day and for such a wonderful tribute that he is so deserving of. I’m sure he’s dancing on the Milky Way.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 13, 2020:

Hello Peggy. I am so glad you liked the video. I could imagine him dancing on the milky was. He was such a talented dancer. Thanks so much.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 13, 2020:

Hi Devika. I am happy that you liked him. Thank you so much..

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 13, 2020:

Hello Patricia. I do miss him, just think if he had not been hurt so badly, he would still be with us and making wonderful music. Thank you much and thank you for the angles.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 13, 2020:

Hello Kyler. He was a legend. His reputation was marred by greedy people who wanted his money. He was found not guilty of child molestation, but he never recovered from the hurt. He was like a child and he loved children. Thanks so much for coming by.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 13, 2020:

Hello James, I see you thought he was a star too. I'm so glad. Thank you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 13, 2020:

Your poetry has him dancing on the Milky Way. I like that image in my mind. I had never seen that music video titled Black and White. Thanks for including it. It was amazing!

Devika Primic on May 13, 2020:

Hi Ruby a great idea for a hub. I like the songs and the style of this man.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 12, 2020:

Hi Nithya. You feel the same as me, hoping he's carefree and doing what he loved best, dancing. Thank you so much.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 12, 2020:

Hello Mar. It is a shame that he left this earth with people not knowing the truth. He was found not guilty of pedophilia, but many did not believe him. I loved him and his music, and I like to think he's happy in heaven. Thanks so much for coming to read this piece. Hugs..

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 12, 2020:

Hi Shauna. I agree with your comment. He was always so timid and he was hurt by unproven accusations of being a pedophile. I think he is happy in heaven, esp. with the children. Thanks so much for you kind comment.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 12, 2020:

Hi Ann. I will agree that he was a troubled man, probably due to his father's treatment. He was accused of being a pedophile because he loved children. They found him not guilty. The children did not accuse him, their parents did and I feel was trying to make money. He was never the same after that, couldn't sleep without the aid of medication. The Doctor who administrated the drug also failed him and went to prison. When I think of him, I feel sad. I love his music. Thank you for your input.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 11, 2020:

Hi John. You know people will do anything for money. He was innocent, and the court found him not guilty, but it ruined his life. He was troubled and couldn't sleep, even the Dr. who was supposed to be taking care of him failed, causing his untimely death. He has always been special to me. I loved his music. Thanks so much.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on May 11, 2020:

MJ was a superstar for sure. Sadly his life spiraled out of control and he left the planet too soon.so fortunate wr are to have his music and videos to enjoy. Angels are headed your way this evening.ps

Kyler J Falk from California on May 11, 2020:

Although there is so much gossip about this man and his antics and it can really put a grey cloud over his reputation, I have to say that the man's artistry and ease with which he pulled it off is more than admirable. A true legend!

Great piece, Ruby!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 11, 2020:

Hello Bill, So happy you thought it was a nice tribute. I loved his music. Thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 11, 2020:

Hello Brenda, so happy you came to read this piece. I hope you were not a fan because of all the lies told about him? He loved children and their parents thought they could make a buck accusing him of being a child molester. He was found not guilty in a court of law, but it took a toll on his life. He trusted everyone and it caused his death.

James C Moore from The Great Midwest on May 11, 2020:

It's fitting a celestial star would be doing the moon walk. Nice tribute.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 11, 2020:

Lovely! I love his songs and his moonwalk! Oh yes, he must be dancing on the great Milky Way.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on May 11, 2020:

Objectively speaking, I am grateful:

1- for MJ's musical legacy, which was one of a kind

2- that I am not a judge in matters unrelated to his talent

Love you and hugs, dear Ruby.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 11, 2020:

Ruby, MJ certainly was talented. I was devastated when I heard he had died. I was on my way home from work and heard it on the radio. I couldn't believe my ears!

I have to agree with Ann. I think Michael is much more suited to the innocence of heaven as well. There he's not judged nor pressured.

Ann Carr from SW England on May 11, 2020:

Lovely verse, Ruby. I liked him as a young singer but, sadly, he was a troubled and misguided man (much to do with upbringing I think). However, I loved much of his music and I think he's probably much more suited to the innocence of heaven. Sweet tribute.

Ann

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 11, 2020:

Ruby, I don't think he did what he was accused of and was certainly very talented. A fitting tribute.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 10, 2020:

One talented individual, no doubt about it. Very nice tribute, my friend.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 10, 2020:

This one is written good, but I'm not a huge fan.

He did have a few songs I enjoyed.

I grew up with the Osmonds as a young girl.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 10, 2020:

Hi Eric. I always thought he was special, never thought he did anything bad. Thank you for a kind comment.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 10, 2020:

Thank you. And good for you.