Saturday, June 27, 2009

Our Loss of Icons


We just lost three icons and many are yet to come;
From their warm hearts, their virtues have spoken from.

Our lives are too rushed and we don’t stop to reflect;
The gifts of talented icons which we should honour and respect.

Your esteem for Ed McMahon and Farrah Facwett is not up for debate;
But the mixed views of Michael Jackson, I sadly do relate.

Michael had a troubled life and that’s a tragic shame;
For his eccentric actions, show him pity more than blame.

When John F. Kennedy was shot, oh how the world wept;
But he too had dark secrets, inside where they all slept.

The loss of Princess Diana hit the world with a thrust;
She captured our hearts, our support and our undying trust.

Elvis was a troubled soul, trapped within his self abuse;
To avoid his death in the end, there was absolutely no use.

Elvis and many others met their fate as did Michael;
For toxic abuse repeats itself in a perpetual destructive cycle.

Here I mention only a few, but there were many more;
Some outshine in spirit, but some in misery evened the score.

Pay them the homage that they rightly deserve;
For in death, their dark side we won’t observe.

Whether president, war hero or the best talent in sight;
They are all now sleeping angels in their own right.

Many war heroes fought for our freedom and died;
They too had imperfections which cannot be denied.

Some of our idols entertained us spreading joy and fun;
Others fought for our freedom or said how our countries are run.

The loss of our icons we have come to dread;
Their inspirations joined to our hearts by an invisible thread.

They gave light to our souls with their talents so bright;
To defame them in death, just isn’t right.

No matter the contribution to society they dealt;
Their talents and inspirations were profoundly felt.

Denouncing the spirits of the dead is an expression of our fear;
For our deepest wounds are echoed when we look into the mirror.

So, one last tribute to the lost icons whose talents we behold;
For they all had some darkness and many secrets untold.

It takes integrity to be heartfelt and kind;
Please honour the legacies that these icons have left behind.

[Nadine Jessel, June 29, 2009]


“Heal the world, make it a better place,
For you and for me, and the entire human race.” ~ Michael Jackson ~

"I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am." ~ Princess Diana ~

"Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it.
That's what happens to me. I can't help it." ~ Elvis Presley ~

"I am proud of what I have got and I need an audience." ~ Farrah Facwett ~

"There is no planning. On the night it is really great, it’s euphoria
and if it is not so great there is always tomorrow night." ~ Ed McMahon ~

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