adieu Michael

although we never met

your music much moved me in my youth

your vocal power and energy slide now into fable

in a legend much misted by your later strangeness

the pale wraith casts deep shadows on your former self

threatened and imprisoned by reality

at odds with our parochial morality

I couldn't buy your alternative  

and the lame excuse much worse

few children gain the childhood they deserve

your blind subjectivity proved to be your curse

though you made many people happy  

earning money and respect

that could have been enough

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vilmazab's picture

very true, i get your drift.