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John Lennon - 9 October 1940 8 December 1980

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 8, 2010, 1:06 AM
Thirty years ago today John Lennon was brutally murdered. A man, whose name I refuse to even write, put four bullets in a poet, a husband, a father, and a dreamer.

Yoko Ono asks,"Why would you want to kill John? He was an artist!"

I could rant and rave about the tragic level of violence in this country and in the world. I could go off about the ignorance of hand guns… weapons whose ONLY purpose, it seems, is to kill people. I could blog about gun control, freedom of speech, and the insane way we kill our dreamers.

But what I want to say today is what I have written about so many times in these journals. What I want to repeat today is not even remotely original. A simple message of peace and love.
I will once again direct you all to listen to the words, the intent, and the DREAM of this simple, beautiful, meaningful piece of music. I'm going to make this day of remembrance meaningful by keeping John Lennon's dream alive. May our collective imaginations bear real fruit.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b7qaS…


Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Tonight, I'll light a candle and raise a Heineken to John Lennon. I miss him.

  • Listening to: the hum of the G5
  • Drinking: Heineken
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:iconmsdazeyrane:
"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality." John Lennon
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:iconsemi234:
It was a very sad day indeed.
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:iconcoffeenoir:
coffeenoir Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You do have the best journal entries on all of deviantArt. Sometimes for their humour, and sometimes because they show, with compasion and grace the foibles of the human condition. Sometimes by simply stating what is. Thank you for them all.
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:iconsexypenguin:
I remember the first time I realised that John and I were not alive together. I was born 6 years after his murder. I wept.
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:iconyushimi:
John is my largest inspiration. My entire life. It's very sad ;____;
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:iconmidnightblue69:
I agree it is sad that someone with a life's history of abusing women is not just a favorite singer or celebrity but your "largest inspiration" Really sad I have to say.
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:iconyushimi:
Riiiiight. Largest artistic inspiration. No. I don't go around abusing women. :/
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:iconhgeblindwolf:
I asked the same question about guns, and I was told, "guns only have the reason we give it".
Some people use their guns to shoot beer cans, some for deer, some for sport, and unfortunately, some for murder. If a gun sat around somewhere in a different universe where man never existed, the gun would have no purpose because we aren't around to give it one. if that makes sense..

On topic, it's a damn shame that he was killed. If I had the ability to raise anyone from the dead, it would definitely be Lennon.
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:iconbeta6:
LONG LIVE THE BEATLES!
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:iconpaulluvr:
I will say something because I too am a Beatles fan as well as a John Lennon fan and since I was about 12 I wore black on the 8th of December in remembrance of John and his music. He was a good man, no words that have ever been spoken in such a more cliche way to have a meaning that rings as true as those five. John has left such a mark on this world that I feel no human alive this day can quite come close to touching. R.I.P John and may your dreams eventually come true.
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