A celebration of his life

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I watched it live on TV yesterday.  The tribute, the songs, the crowds, the memories.

Even though it all happened about five hours away from where I was, it felt as though I was there.

And I drank it all in, while my tears fell freely.

I saw him as a brother when Jermaine Jackson sang “Smile” with so much love and devotion.

I saw him as a friend and confidant when Brooke Shields related how they both shared happy moments together.

I saw him as a real, ordinary person when Magic Johson revealed how they had enjoyed a bucket of KFC together.

I saw him as an icon as Usher poured out his emotions in the song “Gone Too Soon”.

I saw him as a father when his daughter Paris wept as she told the world that he was the best father you can ever imagine.

And I saw the impact he made on the world with all of his efforts, his works and his music.

He is indeed a legend.  May he rest in peace.

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3 Responses to A celebration of his life

  1. PB says:

    I think he is more than ever a legend now than he ever would have been. RIP

    The Giddy Tigress says: I absolutely agree!

  2. Irene says:

    no one can overtake or replace him. RIP

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yep.

  3. zewt says:

    hmmm… somehow, there was one particular person i think was a bit fake there…

    The Giddy Tigress says: Really? Who? Pray tell…. 🙂

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