Friday, June 26, 2009

Gone Too Soon - May You Rest in Peace, Michael Jackson

It was a very bad morning when I looked up the news at the internet. I thought it was only a joked or something else. But as I read the breaking news, my tears began flowing down unknowlingly. It was the news of Michael Jackson's death of cardiac arrest that shocked me this me morning. Though people around the world may hate or love him, Michael Jackson in a way has been part of our lives. He is considered one of the greatest pop artist of all time, together with Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Madonna. His unforgettable hit songs like Thriller, Bad, Billie Jean, Black or White, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Dirty Diana, Man in the Mirror, etc. will never be forgotten, and his music will live on forever. Although Michael Jackson songs are on pop/rock genre, the songs that struck me most are those slow music that I admired most. These songs are Heal the World, Will You Be There, You Are Not Alone, I Just Can't Stop Loving You. These songs I believe are so much pesonal for Michael Jackson, sentimentally portraying his feelings and thoughts about his life. The legacy of Michael Jackson's music as well as his personal life will be remembered in our history. He is one of the most talented entertainers of the 20th century. I'm sad that we had lost one soul that somehow in my life had influence me through his music. But I'm very happy that Michael Jackson no matter how controversial and eccentric his life is, he is already with our Creator. I'm dissapointed because my dream of he and Madonna will collaborate for a song will not be a reality. I'm really waiting for that duet for a long time. And I believe it will be a great song that will rock the music world (two music Icons singing together) if ever that materializes.

With Michael Jackson's demised, among his songs I will never forget is "Gone Too Soon", a song actually dedicated to Ryan White, a young victim of AIDS whom Michael befriended. Upon hearing the song, tears will always come from my eyes. It is very solemn and meaningful. The song's message and meaning is very clear. It makes me believe that we should respect the length of time we have to make for the rest of our lives. Allow me to publish the lyrics of the song. It is only fitting to dedicate this song to a legend and an icon, that is Michael Jackson.

May you rest in peace, Michael!

Gone Too Soon
(Michael Jackson)

Like A Comet
Blazing 'Cross The Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon

Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dear Father

Today, we are celebrating Father's Day. An annual event that complements Mother's Day. Father's day is a day honoring our father. In every home, a father is considered the paternal protector and provider of a family. He is the foundation of every home. This morning I was able to call my father. Indeed, I missed him so much. He is a father I admired most for he was able to gave us the best education, discipline, and fatherhood to our family. As a tribute for his undying support for us, a fitting gift for him is a short poem which I had written especially for Father's day. I want him to know that my love will never change, as I do much for my mother.

Dear Father

When I was a child
You always kiss and hug me
Whenever I fall
You give me a helping hand
That gesture is something I would cherish
For the rest of my life
My admiration for you is unblemish

Father, you are dear to our family
You and mom are sources of our humility
You teach us the right path to civility
To be a better citizen of our country.

I'm very proud of you, Father
I'm grateful to God
For having you as a good provider
No matter life complicates us
You selflessly stand as our protector.

Father, I pray for your good health
I know, you are always an athlete of your time
Just take care of yourself
Wherever you are
As your dedicated son
My love for you will never die.