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    But The Heart Said No
    They saw the poor living in cardboard shacks, so they knocked the shacks down and built projects. Huge blocks of cement and glass towered over asphalt parking lots. Somehow it wasn't much like home, even home in a shack. "What do you expect?" they asked impatiently. "You're too poor to live like us. Until you can do better for yourselves, you should be grateful, shouldn't you?" The head said yes, but the heart said no.

    They needed more electricity in the city, so they found a mountain stream to dam. As the waters rose, dead rabbits and deer floated by; baby birds too young to fly drowned in the nest while mother birds cried helplessly. "It's not a pretty sight," they said, "but now a million people can run their air conditioners all summer. That's more important than one mountain stream, isn't it?" The head said yes, but the heart said no.

    They saw oppression and terrorism in a far-off land, so they made war against it. Bombs reduced the country to rubble. Its population cowered in fear, and every day more villagers were buried in rough wooden coffins. "You have to be prepared to make sacrifices," they said. "If some innocent bystanders get hurt, isn't that just the price one must pay for peace?" The head said yes, but the heart said no.

    The years rolled by and they got old. Sitting in their comfortable houses, they took stock. "We've had a good life," they said, "and we did the right thing." Their children looked down and asked why poverty, pollution, and war were still unsolved. "You'll find out soon enough," they replied. "Human beings are weak and selfish. Despite our best efforts, these problems will never really end."

    The head said yes, but the children looked into their hearts and whispered, "No!"

    Written by Michael Jackson
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    "How much did I really know about life on earth? What responsibility did I feel for creatures outside my little space?
    How could I lead my life so that every cell of living matter was also benefited?" Michael Jackson
    "Love no violence ever, remember a beautiful future promise of tomorrow "MJ


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    Default Re: But the heart said no (Dancing the dream)

    I found a video for it
    "How much did I really know about life on earth? What responsibility did I feel for creatures outside my little space?
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    Default Re: But the heart said no (Dancing the dream)

    Thank you for another beautiful prose and message from Michael's heart Dancing The Dream

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    I found a video for it
    I love Rams70.s Videos. Her whole channel is dedicated to Dancing The Dream. She made videos with songs to interpret the message and placed the Poems and Prose in the vid descriptions so everyone can read and enjoy them.
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    Default Re: But the heart said no (Dancing the dream)

    Another great video


    I realise he is the one who made the video posted in this thread
    http://www.mjjcommunity.com/forum/th...A-MUST-listen-!
    "How much did I really know about life on earth? What responsibility did I feel for creatures outside my little space?
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    More people should listen to their heart
    "How much did I really know about life on earth? What responsibility did I feel for creatures outside my little space?
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    Default Re: But the heart said no (Dancing the dream)

    That is absolutely touching and beautiful, my god how good of a writer was he? I'd love love to own a copy of Dancing the Dream but cannot find an affordable one, hurray me for being broke :sigh:

    She's keeping him by keeping him around~

    You and I were never separate.
    It's just an illusion. Wrought by the magical lens of perception~

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    I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.

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    Default Re: But the heart said no (Dancing the dream)

    I found the poems on internet, I can read the page but when I post the link and then try the link it doesn´t work for me
    Maybe it works for someone else.

    There are no pictures but at least his words.
    http://breakofdawn.webs.com/Dance.html

    I think I have posted all of them and I intend to bump them up now and then so more people can learn about it.
    "How much did I really know about life on earth? What responsibility did I feel for creatures outside my little space?
    How could I lead my life so that every cell of living matter was also benefited?" Michael Jackson
    "Love no violence ever, remember a beautiful future promise of tomorrow "MJ


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