Enlightened but

Lethally enmeshed

Via poverty and a needy mother.

In spite of early trauma

Skyrocketed to fame.

Pelvis twisting and leg shaking

Reeled in audiences with

Enthralling talent and charm.

Shared his wealth with

Loved ones and strangers.

Ended life too early

Yet lives on through many today.

Nothing fancy just playing with some words on his birthday. More thoughts to come this week, then I will get back to the regularly scheduled program.