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‘Planet Earth’

Australian fan Paula has sent us a link to a YouTube video of Michael reading his own poem, ‘Planet Earth.’

It appears on the posthumous album ‘This Is It’, and is a
poignant reminder of how beautiful Michael’s voice is, and how deep was his love for our planet. It is also included in Michael’s book ‘Dancing The Dream,’ which was published in 1992, by Doubleday.

To hear the reading, please click here.

For those of you who have not managed to read the book, or the poem, here are Michael’s words:

Planet Earth, my home, my place,
A capricious anomaly in the sea of space,
Planet Earth are you just
Floating by, a cloud of dust
A minor globe, about to bust
A piece of metal bound to rust
A speck of matter in a mindless void
A lonely spaceship, a large asteroid
Cold as a rock without a hue
Held together with a bit of glue
Something tells me this isn’t true
You are my sweetheart soft and blue
Do you care, have you a part
In the deepest emotions of my own heart
Tender with breezes caressing and whole
Alive with music, haunting my soul.
In my veins I’ve felt the mystery

Of corridors of time, books of history
Life songs of ages throbbing in my blood
Have danced the rhythm of the tide and flood
Your misty clouds, your electric storm.
Your turbulent tempests in my own form
I’ve licked the salt, the bitter, the sweet
Of every encounter, of passion, of heat
Your riotous color, your fragrance, your taste,
Have thrilled my sensed beyond all haste
In your beauty I’ve known the how
Of timeless bliss, this moment of now.

Planet Earth, are you just
Floating by, in a cloud of dust
A minor globe about to bust
A piece of metal bound to rust
A speck of matter in a mindless void
A lonely spaceship, a large asteroid.

Cold as a rock without a hue
Held together with a bit of glue
Something tells me this isn’t true
You are my sweetheart, gentle and blue.
Do you care, have you a part
In the deepest emotions of my own heart.
Tender with breezes, caressing and whole
Alive with music, haunting my soul.

Planet Earth, gentle and blue
With all my heart, I love you.
BY MICHAEL JACKSON

Source: Dancing The Dream & MJWN, with special thanks to Paula

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