POETRY

MAGICAL CHILD

Michael Jackson

DANCING THE DREAMes

Once there was a child and he was free

Deep inside, he felt the laughter

The mirth and play of nature’s glee

He was not troubled by thoughts of hereafter

Beauty, love was all he’d see

He knew his power was the power of Godso handsome two

He was so sure, they considered him odd

This power of innocence, of compassion, of light

Threatened the priests and created a fright

In endless ways they sought to dismantle

This mysterious force which they could not handle

In endless ways they tried to destroysweetie four

His simple trust, his boundless joy

His invincible armor was a shield of bliss

Nothing could touch it, no venom, no hiss

The child remained in a state of grace

He wasn’t confined in time or place

In Technicolor dreams, he frolicked and played

While acting his part, in Eternity he stayedTHE INNOCENCE OF CHILDREN

Soothsayers came and fortunes were told

Some were vehement, others were bold

In denouncing this child, this perplexing creature

With the rest of the world he shared no feature

Is he real?  He is so strange

His unpredictable nature knows no range

He puzzles us so, is he straight?smile though your heart is aching

What’s his destiny.  What’s his fate?

And while they whispered and conspired

Through endless rumors to get him tired

To kill his wonder, to trample him near

Burn his courage, fuel his fear

The child remained just simple, sincere

All he wanted was the mountain high

Color the clouds, paint the skylove of children

Beyond these boundaries, he wanted to fly

In nature’s scheme, never to die

Don’t stop this child, he’s the father of man

Don’t cross his way, he’s part of the plan

I am that Child, but so are you

You’ve just forgotten, just lost the clue

Inside your heart sits a seer

Between his thoughts, he can hear

A melody simple but wondrously clear

The music of life, so precious, so dearDADDY ELEVEN

If you could for one moment know

This spark of creation, this exquisite glow

You would come and dance with me

Kindle his fire so we could see

All the children of the earth

Weave their magic and give new birth

To a world of freedom with no pain

A world of joy, much more sanepure love two

Deep inside, you know it’s true

Just find that child, it’s hiding in you.

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