Smooth Criminal

This was a sensational song by Michael Jackson that released in 1988. I played it on my Walkman throughout till the batteries ran dry. Those were the years, eh! I was really obsessed with that cassette. It’s a self explanatory song that describes how this criminal sneaks in undetected to hack and kill Annie to death. They’re calling out to her to see if she’s okay. But she’s already lifeless and dead. So they move on in pursuit of the criminal instead.

Smooth Criminal – poem by Ruelha

We're on the lookout for a smooth criminal
Who performs his acts in silence and low decibels
He slips and enters your home undetected
A knack that he has skillfully perfected
But there's no such thing as the perfect crime
You're going to get caught soon any time

This man, he slipped in through the window
But all that was seen is his intriguing shadow
Yet, a careless mistake he did make
That put his modus operandi at stake

Annie, are you okay?
Candy, are you okay?
Are you okay, Annie?

As he slipped into her apartment
He segregated the faculties into compartments
And so she was hit by ...a smooth criminal
The wavelength he operated on was subliminal

It was exactly a Sunday
What a way to ruin a beautiful day
You've been hit by, you've been struck by 
You're the bullseye; you're the bullseye
Of a smooth criminal!
Oh dear Jackson, Michael...
This your song, is truly sensational

Annie, are you okay?
Annie, are you okay?
Are you okay, Annie?

But he left bloodstains on the carpet
And with forensics, it's completed its circuit
But Annie's no longer okay; she's no longer okay
She met her doomsday, her doomsday that day!

Annie, are you okay?
Annie, are you okay?
Are you okay, Annie?

Annie, are you okay?
Annie, are you okay?
Are you okay, Annie?
- RUELHA
www.ruelha.com
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Sing my poem in the same tune as the original song, if possible. It's more fun that way, I promise.
That's how I wrote it at least! Writing while singing!

Disclaimer: This poem is purely literary. Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word. To me, writing is my life. There is nothing I love more. I have a very creative imagination. Most of my poems do not hint at my life/situation. Kindly refrain from drawing such parallels. Much of what I write is purely fictional. Situations and examples may be hypothetical. I have always written about topics I am passionate about – Christianity, makeup, melancholic poetry, food, romance, women’s issues, soulful music, narratives, etc. Given the circumstances, my gender, situation, geography, etc., I feel the need to put up a disclaimer every time I write a romantic/melancholic/intense piece! Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But, please don’t interpret this poem in an unintended way. That is just my humble request. Please note, some of my writings may contain material unsuitable for children. And please excuse typos and minor errors; I don’t really have the time to re-read or edit.

Smooth Criminal – lyrics to Michael Jackson’s original song

As he came into the window
Was the sound of a crescendo
He came into her apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet
She ran underneath the table
He could see she was unable
So she ran into the bedroom
She was struck down, it was her doom
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
Will you tell us that you're okay?
There's a sound at the window
Then he struck you, a crescendo Annie
He came into your apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet
And then you ran into the bedroom
You were struck down
It was your doom
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
You've been hit by-
You've been hit by-
A smooth criminal
So they came in to the outway
It was Sunday, what a black day
Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
Sounding heartbeats, intimidation
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
So, Annie, are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay?
Will you tell us that you're okay?
There's a sound at the window
That he struck you a crescendo Annie
He came into your apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet
Then you ran into the bedroom
You were struck down
It was your doom
Annie, are you okay? So, Annie, are you okay?
Are you okay, Annie?
You've been hit by-
You've been struck by-
A smooth criminal
Okay, I want everybody to clear the area right now
Annie, are you okay? (I don't know)
Will you tell us, that you're okay? (I don't know)
There's a sound at the window (I don't know)
Then he struck you, a crescendo Annie (I don't know)
He came into your apartment (I don't know)
Left bloodstains on the carpet (I don't know why, baby)
And then you ran into the bedroom (help me)
You were struck down
It was your doom, Annie (dag gone it)
Annie, are you okay? (Dag gone it-baby)
Will you tell us that you're okay? (Dag gone it-baby)
There's a sound at the window (dag gone it-baby)
Then he struck you, a crescendo Annie
He came into your apartment (dag gone it)
Left bloodstains on the carpet (hoo, hoo, hoo)
And then you ran into the bedroom
You were struck down (dag gone it)
It was your doom Annie

5 Comments

  1. Oh Lord Rue Hehe It Practically

    Slays Me Not to Hear You Sing

    Your Lyrical Version of “Smooth
    Criminal” on YouTube And While
    i Will Reach Some Mighty Low
    And High Notes Michael
    Jackson is One

    Original
    i Just

    Cannot Do

    As True It

    Should Be

    Criminal How
    You Beat Michael’s

    Lyrics With Your Beats

    of Creativity Swelling Up

    For All To See Oceans

    Of Your Potentials

    Springing

    New

    And

    Oh My Goodness i Always

    Thought This Song Was About A
    Dude Stealing All the Young Women’s
    Hearts Away With His Original Moon Walk
    Dance And Leaning Dance Steps Attached
    With Wires too Yes Next Challenge in Original

    Creativity

    Develop

    A Moon Walk
    Dance Dear Rue

    More Original Than Mike too…

    Remember i Didn’t Even Start
    Until 53 So Much Ocean Ahead
    of You So Much Wave You are Still Coming to be Now…

    Anyway So Sad All the Fame And Fortune The Prison
    That Took Michael’s Childhood Away In Demands of
    Artistic Perfection That Truly Ended up Destroying
    The Most Important

    Real

    Gift of All

    His Creative Soul

    to Even Find Out

    Who He Even Was

    Always Entertaining

    Never Even Really

    Coming to Be

    Good

    FRiEnD’S
    With God In His Mirror…

    i Really Can’t Match The Feelings

    Of This Music Video Resurrecting

    Michael Jackson’s Artistic Soul

    After The Fact As It Were

    Searching Finally

    Finding

    The Lover

    Within Complete

    Whole Naked Satisfied Complete…

    FRiEnDS With Gravity Balancing All
    Peace With No Fear Loving Exhale For All

    Where all that’s

    Left of the

    Crime of

    What
    Was

    Done to
    Him is Smooth my FRiEnD

    No Longer Any Need to Wear A Mask…

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Hehe Dear
        Rue i’m
        Not Faster
        Than A Speeding

        Bullet Yet i
        Do Reach
        Breath
        Of

        Your
        Creativities
        Through This
        Fiber Optic Cable
        At The Speed oF Light

        All the
        Way
        To
        India
        With SMiles…
        Thanks For Letting
        me Join in on the Fun!🥳

        Like

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