Michael Jackson on Michael Jackson

Details from Michael Jackson's patent on the choreography of "Smooth Criminal"

In his own eyes, Michael Jackson wrote poems. Here's a stanza from one, in which he talks about how the world sees him. Unwittingly, it's as if he sent a eulogy to himself:

from "Poems by Michael Jackson"

... 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?

What's his destiny? What's his fate? ...

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