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Solo

Posted: May 10, 2013 by gracianarose13 in GracieD, Michael Jackson's Life

I t was a hard decision

The Jackson 5

Was all I’d ever known

Now I was going solo

What if I failed?

What if I wasn’t good enough?

What if I couldn’t do it?

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Reflections

Posted: May 10, 2013 by gracianarose13 in GracieD, Michael Jackson's Life

Born August 29

The eighth of ten children

I had no idea

I would become so famous

Who does really?

At such a young age

You never expect that

You never expect to become the most known

person in the world

But I think my father knew

All the hours we practiced, The Jackson 5

It was a shock to make it

Maybe it was the strict discipline

Maybe it was my father’s will

The dream of fame and fortune that consumed him

Maybe I was just a star meant to shine

My Mother Always Wanted

Posted: March 26, 2013 by gracianarose13 in GracieD

A gentle little girl

So she dressed me up cute

And made me promise to play nice

It worked until a boy ripped up my drawing

And she got a call from an unhappy mother

About a vicious tantrum

She wanted a daughter who knew what she wanted

One who chased her dreams

Not one who is headstrong and doesn’t listen

 Most of the time

An angel who did what she was told

And never spoke her mind

So she taught her

If you have nothing nice to say

Don’t say anything at all

It only worked a little while

Ten Days Ago…

Posted: March 26, 2013 by gracianarose13 in GracieD

Ten days ago

My life took a dramatic turn

Sunday went from pleasant to a nightmare

In a flash

I heard my dad’s words, the surreal feeling that

This wasn’t happening

I felt rage I couldn’t control

I questioned God

Was this a cruel joke?

Wasn’t the first time enough?

I remember my mom’s screams

They echoed in my head that first sleepless night

I remember clutching someone I loved dearly

Taking some comfort in them being there for me

I remember every second

No matter how much I want to forget

Secrets

Posted: March 25, 2013 by gracianarose13 in GracieD

The business of keeping secrets

Has always hurt me

Why keep something hidden from me?

Where is the trust?

It always makes me think of grade school

The whispering clique of girls

Always being cruel to the shy little girl

Who had so much to say

But couldn’t find her voice

They had theories for why she was so quiet

But they never let her in on the hilarious secret

If I Had a Life I Could Live

Posted: January 30, 2013 by gracianarose13 in GracieD

If I Had a Life I Could Live

If I had a life I could live

I would travel the world

From continent to continent

If I had a life I could live

I would be more reckless

And take more chances

If I had a life I could live

I would never sleep

Time would be spent looking at the stars

If I had a life I could live

I would conquer all my fears

And chase all my dreams

If I had a life I could live

I would chase every rainbow

And not stop at the horizon

I would never stop running

Even if I wanted to.

The World Still Turns

Posted: January 30, 2013 by gracianarose13 in GracieD

The World Still Turns

A baby takes its first breathe

An old man takes his last

Someone’s in the future

Someone’s in the past

The sunset glows

Waves crash against sand

A rooster crows

Protesters stand, hand in hand

Through it all

The world still turns

And only the ocean

Notices the churn