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Michael Jackson’s Son Pens A Heartfelt Poem For His Dad’s Birthday

Read his sonnet for ‘the Myth, the Legend and the Man’

We lost the King of Pop on June 25, 2009, just two months before his 51st birthday on August 29. To celebrate what would’ve been his 58th, his oldest son, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. — a.k.a. Prince Jackson — has penned a poem for his dearly departed father.

In a brief post he shared on Twitter and Instagram, Prince, who was only 12 when his father died, remembers him as “the Myth, the Legend and the Man” in a 14-line sonnet.  

He stresses how dear Michael’s family was to him, specifically drawing attention to how much Jackson cared for his kids and his mom. The full text of Prince’s poem, “The Myth, The Legend, The Man,” is below:

To many he is king, to me, a man

All he inspires, to lead a noble cause

Everyone is family, not a fan

Even while receiving thunderous applause

The many know the Legend and the Myth,

A lucky few know the Man as he is

But not as the Jackson family fifth.

"Son, Brother, Father," these few know him as.

He is the Myth, the Legend and the Man.

He cares for his mother and his children,

The world and everyone, he is a lamb.

He is pure, tested, yet has forgiven.

He is the archangel known as Michael

He is with us and our tears we must stifle.