Miss Micheal Jackson
Before Rhianna, Lagy Gaga and Nicki Manaj, there was "Miss Micheal Jackson." She wore the clothes the hair styles and she had the attitude. She always fasinated me the way she would walk into college with Victorian Goth attire, her white face foundation and signature blood red lips. I would actually look out for her just to see what new things she was wearing that day. I especially loved the red velvet laced skirt which she wore freqently. Not everyone liked her attire. Some would laugh at her, call her names but the most common name that she was given was "scarey" and "Micheal." Short for Micheal Jackson.Somtimes I would see the boys stop her from leaving the corridoor just to do a Micheal Jackson dance and do his signature, "hee hee," as they blocked her way. I always wondered how many lessons she was late for because of them. I thought that she would have found comfort with the other Goths but it seems they shunned her too. Apprently" Blacks couldn't be Goths." Really? Maybe I'm mistaken but I had no idea that colour had anything to do with it and obviously, neither did she. She would spend most of her time sitting in the libery by herself, reading and doodling in a scapbook. I would have loved to have got to know her but, we never had any classes together and she seemed to try her best to avoid large crowds and people in general. The last time I saw her I was out shopping with a friend . She had her hair pilled on her head with rose clipps. She looked like a princess from a fairytale and, quiet elegant as usual. She was walking past a group of Goths and one of them pushed her into a wall, before screaming"N***** Goth." The worse thing about it was nobody else who was in public did anything about it. They all just looked on (me included) and what was even stranger is that the group of Goths looked like adults about 24-30 years of age. If she was my age, she was no older than 17. I haven't seen her for years but I heard that she killed herself. We had so much in common, I don't know why I didn't befriend her. Dead or not wherever she is, I hope that she is in a better place.