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Voice of Reason - Heart of LOVE

Updated on November 1, 2012
Portrait by James R. Griffin
Portrait by James R. Griffin | Source

Michael's Message of Love

To those who want my money

To those who crave my things

I do not take it lightly

The heartache that you bring


Imagine I can hear you

Imagine you are seen

What differently would you do

What cautions for "the green?"


Betrayal of innocence

Manipulating hearts

You will be made to face yourselves

A mirror is a start


Do you so crave possessions

That love is cast aside?

The thirst for wealth and power

Leaves spirits parched and dried

Forest Lawn, June 5, 2011
Forest Lawn, June 5, 2011

When planning your next movements

Care most for those I treasure

For wealth is merely fleeting

A bitter passing pleasure


If love is not your master

Then I am not your friend

Be first a light of kindness

To those you call your kin


A mother's heart is fragile

The child brought from her love

Intentions in the shadows

Are noted from above


Fear not the lack of riches

But seek the lasting good

Ask not, "How shall I do this?"

But rather IF you should

Illustration by Mimi O'Garren
Illustration by Mimi O'Garren

The hearts you break will haunt you

The greed that fills your plate

The loneliest of people

All appetites will sate


My brothers I entreat you

For gain of earthly wealth

Do not endanger loved ones

Money trumps not health

Michael's Windows, June 5, 2011
Michael's Windows, June 5, 2011

My darlings I am with you

Through waking hours and sleep

The tears you cry, I carry

Your heart's secrets I keep


Remember all I've taught you

So proud of all you do

Hold on - We are Forever

My power lives in you



TYM

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      SarahWhitman909 4 years ago

      Really? Well that's wondeful that they said that!!

      Thank you so much! That really made my day. I love you! Much MichaeLOVE to you as well, TYH for being such a kind and down-to-earth human being who brings so much joy to everyone!! (many hearts)

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      I love that you are sharing the love! It was Rev. Al Sharpton that most definitively said, "Thank you Michael! Thank you Michael! Thank you Michael!" for all he's done for humanity. :)

      MichaeLOVE to you, Sarah - and TYS for being a kind person who also has so much to give to this world!

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      SarahWhitman909 4 years ago

      hehehe I'm copying your phrases xD Sorry! LOL

      MicheLOVE to you as well!!! :) (many hearts)

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you for reading, dear Sarah. I love that you are using the TYM, too!

      MichaeLOVE to you. :)

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      SarahWhitman909 4 years ago

      All I can just say is... wow, I am absolutely stunned. I love this so much!!! Just.... wow! This was just so inspiring and speaks the truth! TYM

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Wow. That's just beautiful, mystical BraveWarrior!!! I was thinking of Ben. I sang that in Jr. High - and it's the first time I had sung for friends, and the first time they encouraged me to do a talent show. LOL How tuned-in can ya be??? Cool!

      I love I'll Be There, as well - I do have a video of me singing that. LOL

      I will ask Jasmine!

      Love to you too! Thank you so much!!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I didn't know, Heaven! I thought today was your birthday. I was wrong. But maybe you popped so strongly in my being today because of your encounter. I believe in the soul/spirit. You know that. And I told you your dad would be there with bells on.

      Was Jasmine supposed to be doing something today that she didn't?

      Maybe he's sending a message to close the door on what you'll be performing.

      I've heard that as people are dying, they go back in time towards the day they were born. When all was innocent; there was no fear.

      How 'bout this for your dad's tribute: "I'll Be There". Michael was young and innocent. He wasn't yet insecure about his looks. He sang a prayer. "Just call my name, I'll be there".

      "Ben". That song sang praise and strength to those considered low and unworthy. The rodents of life. I think "Ben" is the greatest love song of all time, and Michael Jackson at his best.

      Sing early Michael and your dad will show up with bells on. He needs to know the innocence of life is held in your hearts. That's what he wants you to have gained from life with him.

      Love to you, Heaven

      I'd love to see a video of you playing piano with Jasmine by your side. No theatrics. Just you and she singing "I'll Be There".

      That's what the old folks need to know. That's what your dad wants to hear. You'll hear his bells or feel this whisper of his kiss while you're playing. I promise!

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      BraveWarrior - isn't inspiration cool? I love your comment! Thank you, and thank your brother for me too. :) Yes! Unless there is a line that really bugs me, that I feel I just didn't hear quite right, I let it go pure. :)

      I never change the meaning, but maybe the flow of the wording.

      Thank you for the early birthday wishes! What is awesomely so accurate is that - even though I haven't done that show yet (on the 6th) I DID hear from my dad today while rehearsing! Really cool experience, except that it slammed my daughter's door shut so hard that part of the frame popped off! A gust of wind came, timed just perfectly at the end of a song that I was singing to him - and right after the song ended when I had asked my dad's spirit a question. Wow! How did you know? LOL

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      mckbirdks said exactly how inspiration attacks! You get a first line in your head, and as you're running for your pen and notebook, the lines spill forth in your mind! Those are always the best writings; the one's your pen strives to keep time with your mind!

      My brother always tells me, don't edit what you write. Keep it as is came from your mind. He's so right, don't re-think the thoughts that come blasting from your soul! (I do edit for typos or lack of or too much punctuation), but never doubt the force that linked your mind to paper! Keep it true!

      Happy Birthday, Heaven! How'd your show go? Did you hear bells?

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you so much for your comment, Mike! :) Yes! That's the feeling - and I can tell you've had it too - many a time! :)

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Isn't it nice the times the pen has to hurry to keep up with the flow of the poetry that is escaping your heart. This pieces is full of sunshine and rainbows.

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you so much for your comment, ShiningIrishEyes. And I am infinitely grateful for your white light! (necessary to my survival) :) Much LOVE and many blessings to you.

      The "insight" seems to come from another place - maybe his heart. I guess only Heaven knows. :)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      There are no earthly words to express how beautiful and insightful this poem is. From what I have been reading, many are still choosing the almighty green over this poor mans final wishes as well.

      Blessings and white light to you dear friend.

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you, awesomely talented Mimi girl! :) Thank you too, for your stunningly beautiful artwork in this Hub! Peace and LOVE - seriously! :) xoxoxox

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      Mimi O 5 years ago from California

      Beautiful and truthful, and so inspirational!!! We are forever!! xoxoxo

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you so much for your comment, Mhatter! Many thanks to you!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      inspirational work. thank you

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      BillyBuc - thank you so much for reading and for your comments, kind sir!

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you soooooo much for your comments, BraveWarrior.

      In the turbulence of the Jackson family, I see things that apply to personal experiences. It is not possible for me to "take credit" for the writing in these "woooooosh" automatic writings that my heart feels are from a beautiful ascended spirit. Michael always said his writing came from "heavenly inspiration." Some poems or writings I struggle with, and edit over and over. This is one that just poured out and I tried to keep up in the writing end of it.

      I so appreciate the poetry with which you comment!!! Hugs and kisses coming your way as well!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beautiful words indeed!

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful, Heaven! The power of greed has broken many spirits; has caused a loss of compassion, love and good in many people. I know Michael's heart shed tears every day for not only the children of the world, but for the grown-ups who've lost the innocence and passion that once defined the soul.

      You have a very special heart, Heaven. Your parents knew that before you ever took your first breath outside the womb.

      Hugs and kisses to you, my friend!