I admit that I didn't pay a lot of attention to Jackson while he was alive, apart from the occasional negative stories in the media. But, now he is dead, it seems everybody is praising him.
Unfortunately, Jackson can't hear all the good things that are being said about him. He is already gone - hopefully to a peaceful place. He won't know that he is still loved and cared about by millions of people.
People can be cruel, and it is unfair.
I recently watched an interview with him, and realised he had the heart of a child. He said it himself, when he said he was Peter Pan at heart. He said he wished he would never grow up. This was why he built Neverland. I really hope I can go there one day.
The time has come for us to say goodbye to the King of Pop.
From the Editor
Thanks for your letter, Helen. Artistic geniuses seldom have an easy life, and Michael Jackson was no exception. It is sad to think that he will no longer be creating any of his masterpieces.
He brought a lot of joy to people's lives, not only with his singing and dancing, but also through his largely unrecognised charity work.
Let's hope whoever is in charge of his estate fixes up Neverland and keeps it as a tribute to Jackson - a place where his fans can visit.