We danced to Rock With You as the last song in my dance class yesterday. It pulled at my heartstrings – such a bittersweet moment. Michael Jackson’s life was such a paradox, both a tragedy and a testament to the power of talent and creativity. We’ve made him our tragedy, our icon.
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Christine Swint’s poems have appeared in Calyx, Birmingham Poetry Review, Slant, a Journal of Poetry, Tampa Review, Heron Tree, Ekphrasis, and others. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets, and she has won first place prizes from the Georgia Poetry Society and Agnes Scott College. Her first collection, Swimming This, was published in 2015 by FutureCycle Press. She teaches first-year composition at a metro-Atlanta university and writes about poetry, art, hiking, and yoga at Balanced on the Edge, https://balancedonedge.blog
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2 thoughts on “Michael Jackson – Rock With You – Bad Tour Yokohama 1987”
Good morning Christine~ Yes, America has definitely lost an icon. He was a creative entity and one who was tormented throughout life in one way or another. But, at least he had his music and dance to keep him company through it all.
Yes, it’s very sad.