~ Magical Child ~
by Michael Jackson
Once there was a child and he was free
Deep inside he felt the laughter,
the mirth and glee of nature's glee
He was not troubled by thoughts of hereafter;
beauty, love, was all he'd see.
He knew his power was the power of God;
he was so sure, they considered him odd.
This power of innocence, of compassion, of light
threatened the priests and created a fright;
in endless ways they sought to dismantle
this mysterious force which they could not handle;
in endless ways they tried to destroy,
his simple trust, his boundless joy.
His invincible armor was a shield of bliss;
nothing could touch it, no venom no hiss.
The child remained in a state of grace;
he wasn't confined in time, or place.
In technicolor dreams, he frolicked and played,
while acting his part, in Eternity he stayed.
Soothsayers came and fortunes were told,
some were vehement, others were bold,
in denouncing this child, this perplexing creature
- with the rest of the world he shared no feature.
"Is he real? He is so strange
His unpredictable nature knows no range.
He puzzles us so, is he straight?
What is his destiny? What is his fate?"
And while they whispered and conspired,
through endless rumours to get him tired;
to kill his wonder, trample him near;
burn his courage, fuel his fear;
the child remained just simple, just sincere.
All he wanted was the mountain high,
to colour the clouds, and paint the sky.
Beyond these boundaries; he wanted to fly
in nature's scheme; never to die.
Don't stop this child; he's the father of man,
Don't cross his way, he's part of the plan.
I am that Child, but so are you,
you've just forgotten, just lost the clue.
Inside your heart sits a Seer.
Between his thoughts, he can hear
a melody simple, but wondrously clear;
the music of life, so precious, so dear.
If you could for one moment know,
this spark of creation; this exquisite glow,
you would come and dance with me;
and kindle this fire so we could see,
all the children of the Earth,
weave their magic and give new birth,
to a world of freedom with no pain;
a world of joy; much more sane.
you know it's true,
just find that child;
it's hiding in You.