Today You Live and Today You Die, A Tribute to Michael Jackson Follow @mistersalesman

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by M Le'Mont

William Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts. We all have a role whether large or small, whether we play it knowingly or unknowingly, we play it and then we die. That ends this strange eventful history, the second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything."

This is a tribute to Michael Jackson for the role he played on the big stage of life. Michael played his position well. He had it all; fortune & fame, controversy, and the most recognizable name in the world. His music everyone knew--Black, White, Japanese, Asian, African, Russian, German. He transcended boundaries, cultures, and united people and even shook the hands of presidents, kings, and queens. But with great power comes great responsibility, and in the end, the same power that raised you up will be the same power that destroys you.

The King of Pop entertained for 45 years with World Class music, videos, and electrifying dance steps. Although he's gone, his music lives on. I recently made a playlist with some of my favorite Michael Jackson tunes; Billy Jean, Thriller, Dirty Diana, and it made me think about writing this piece and what a Badass, Michael Jackson really was.

Even a Thug knows when to bow down to another thug. ~2 Pac

After his death, musicians, artists, and actors around the world paid homage to the King of Pop that paved the way for all. Michael Jackson, was known to some as MJ, and to his close friends as "Smelly", and to others as "Wacky Jackson", but to me he will always be known as a great Song Writer, Dancer, Actor, and Humanitarian, and a man who was hurting inside, that wanted the love of his parents.

He left behind a Legacy that will be remembered for generations to come. I had tickets for his last concert that I'm going to hold on to, just in case he comes rolling in town, to do just one more Moon Walk and another scream of Billy Jean. You see, I know I will never get another chance to see a superstar the caliber of Michael Jackson in this lifetime or the next. There will never be another Michael Jackson!

Here are several little-known facts I bet you didn't know.

Were the following facts merely "Coincidences" or was a Higher Power showing us through MJ that we all are here for a purpose? And when we finish that purpose our work will be done.

The number 7 appeared in a number of strange ways throughout his life.

  • Michael Jackson signed his will on 7/7/02.

  • Michael Jackson's memorial was on 7/7/09...exactly 7 years after the will was signed.

  • Michael Jackson's two biggest hits- Black & White and Billie Jean were each #1 for 7 weeks

  • Michael Jackson's three biggest albums,Thriller, Bad, and Dangerous, each produced 7 top 40 hits.

  • Michael Jackson died on the 25th 2+5=7

  • Michael Jackson has 7 letters in his first and last name.

  • Michael Jackson was the 7th of 9 children.

  • Michael Jackson was born in 1958...19+58=77

  • Michael Jackson was married to Lisa Marie Presley--her father, Elvis died in 77

  • Neverland address was 5225 Figueroa Mtn Rd. 5+2=7 or 2+5=7

  • Michael Jackson was born in 1958 and died 2009 =1+9+5+8+2+0+0+9=34. Or 3+4=7

  • Michael Jackson trial ended on the 7th day of day of deliberations

  • The jury consisted of 7 men and 5 women

  • The ambulance that transported Michael Jackson to the hospital was 71

  • The numerology meaning behind the #7 is seen as lucky

When people first heard these facts, their first thought was to play the lottery. But I'm here to tell you, the meaning behind the number 7 goes a lot DEEPER than that.

Click here to see a rare video of Michael Jackson and tell me that he wasn't a BADASS.

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