Right now all we have is a gripping memory of the thrilling dancer and singer who dominated the 80s music. Michaels Jackson, fondly called MJ, truly rocked the world with his spell-binding songs of love. Yes, songs of love that really moved the world anytime the songs are played.
I’m sure some of us will recall his ‘Speechless’ track…Love is magical….I don’t have the words to explain…I am speechless, speechless, that’s how you made me feel...
He was speechless, he couldn’t find the right words to explain how much he felt…to whom? Let’s take a look at his relationships…
On the evening of his death from cardiac arrest, fans by the thousands convened at impromptu memorial sites. Unable to commemorate his passing at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the king of pop’s admirers placed notes and flowers further down
I was not there, but I can imagine the numbers of fans that trouped his memorial site. This was one man that people loved so well that they scream, weep, eve tear their clothes when he’s performing on stage…and he never disappointed them on stage, but did he disappoint them in any other areas apart from music?
In a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey, he recalled his youth, when his father Joseph was making millions off his sons' popularity.
Did his parents ever love him? Or did they feign the love because at a point he grew to become famous and rich?
I once heard Janet was his closest sibling, that they loved themselves so much so that they could lay their lives down for themselves…Maybe a family had genuine love for him…maybe.
Michael's speaking and singing voice never matured; neither, it appears, did he. When Winfrey asked
"I love being around them,"
I read somewhere he was a charitable man – most especially towards children. But didn’t he get incriminated because of it?
Yet Jackson's profound weirdness — not just the glove or the seaweed hair striping his face but the blanched skin, the pained eyes, the tremulous soul — there’s another MJ on the inside. Wasn't Jackson really a lost boy, stranded between childhood and adolescence, loved by the public yet feeling caged and abandoned, and searching, groping for the perfect innocence he believed was any child's birthright? Or, to pick an image from another Disney cartoon classic, Neverland could also be Pinocchio's
He told Winfrey that what he most regretted not having as a kid was "slumber parties." That's what he arranged for his young guests, who were often wounded souls themselves…
Why couldn’t this star find and fill up his innermost yearnings? Why become something else? Why not love himself the way he was, accept life the way it was to him and be happy?
Shortly after he was accused of child sexual abuse in a suit filed by Jordan, his then-13-year-old son; and after the case was settled out of court for a reported $22 million, the strain led
To counteract the stigma that came with the allegations of paedophilia,
Later that year (1996), he remarried and the second marriage ended in 1999. And then he had a third child (son) from a surrogate mother who was not named till his death…
Was this king of pop ever loved by anyone or by himself? Did he ever find love in his short but eventful life? MJ’s love life will make the best story for writers and the best-selling novel if ever it is written.
The point here is, this man sought for love, yearned to be loved, fought for love (through his songs and his young friends) but he never experienced it. No, he never felt it. He never had it. And worse still, he never loved himself too. He believed in love, sang, looked for it, but he never got it. Instead, he got wealth, fame, materials, good looks, etc, but lost what will give all that he acquired savour…
What think thou?