Sunday, July 26, 2009

SUNDAY IS FOR POETRY: The Squeeze


Into their town

he sang and danced;

Bohemian rhapsody,

razzmatazzed.


He broke their rules

with his spirit of unrest.

They criticised yet

adored him with their confused,

bedazzled breast.


He knew.

This was his conundrum.


He remained,

and felt the squeeze;

so tight,

he could barely breathe --

until the light

could bear no more.



13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think MJ, himself, upped the ante forcing himself to outdo what he'd done. That's a lot of pressure in addition to all the emotional stuff and his addictions.
Very tortured soul. K.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Wholeheartedly agree, K.! Most times, he was his own worst enemy, but look what he had to go through as a child. I'm not making excuses for him, but he truly had so many psychological scars.

Tipper said...

Love the poem Petra. I think it could fit many famous folks who have lived through out history.

i beati said...

got me in the soul bucket my dear- Yesterday I watched a quirky movie with Jeff Daniels and Lauren Graham The answer Man you would love it .. Also Stardust for the umpteenth time..sandy

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Tipper, you're absolutely right! With all the fame and glamour, so many die young! :((

Thank you for the suggestion, Sandy! The Answer Man? I'll look it up on Netflix! Ah, Stardust! Love it! ))

Mama Zen said...

This is really lovely!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Thank you, MZ! :))

john.g. said...

Very good!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

What a pleasant surprise, John! It's very nice to see you! And thank you! Will be visiting for Joke Tuesday! :))

Hello Mary Lou said...

Wonderful!

ChaChaneen said...

Just dropping by to say Hi to my sweet friend! Hope your weekend was fun!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Thank you, ML's! :))

Thank you, dahlink, and a big Hi! to you as well! Can't wait to see your weekend's surprises revealed! :))

Chandini Santosh said...

Michael Jackson did himself in. Many more like him, but unknown and unsung.