Gone Too Soon


It’s been four years today that the King of Pop has been gone, but like the many other MJ fans, it is clear to me that Michael will continue to live on through his music.  Yes, he left too soon, but in some form or another he will always be with us and the impact he left on our lives will always withstand the years to come.  I remember exactly what I was doing when I found out about Michael’s death and I also can recall a memory for each of his songs.  This particular one brings me back to a dance I performed with my company during some difficult times for me personally.  Although by this time Michael Jackson had already passed, his music helped me cope and move forward, proving that his work is still fulfilling its purpose.  Rest in peace Michael.


About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

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