From sweet and smooth classics, to new names, to old names with new music...the focus here, is to shine a little light on some damn fine music.

I'll find it. You can listen, review, or tell me I wouldn't know good music if it kicked me in the ass. I personally don't give a shit.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Newtown: Can We Ever Go Back To OK?

I wasn't planning on doing the 100 Word Song Challenge this week, or even any writing today for that matter. The week has been a roller coaster of highs and for the past two days...extreme lows. The past couple of posts, on this blog and the Life blog were draining to say the least. I didn't think I had another post in me to deal with Newtown this week. There will most certainly be more to reflect on, but I thought a little time and space might be best for my personal mental health.

Then I heard the story. One little girl had survived as the rest of her friends were massacred beside her. One brave little girl who played dead, I can't even imagine the horror of hearing the gunshots, the screams and finally, only her own heart beating.

I believe it was a member of the clergy who recounted how she ran into her mother's arms, completely covered in blood and said "I'm Ok Mommy, but all my friends are dead."

The song in the 100 word challenge was "Never Going Back to Ok" by The Afters

"As the mother wrapped her arms around her daughter, she thought her heart would surely explode from the emotional dam bursting inside. 
Her flesh and blood alone was the only survivor. 
The mother wept, but could they be tears of joy…no. 
Relief was a closer emotion, for on this day, joy no longer existed.

Covered in the blood of her classmates, the child said 
“I’m Ok Mommy, but all my friends are dead.”  
Ok… the mother knew her little girl would be anything but. 
I don’t want her to just be Ok, I want her to be good. 
But how?"


  1. what is im ok?she will never be ok.cant comprehend,cant understand.

    1. there are no reasons, there are no words.

  2. My goodness. I'm crying reading this. Terrible sadness.

    1. I cry for all the stories yet to be told.

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    1. thank you ruby. I wish it didn't have to be written.

  4. the whole situation is so mind boggling...I hope and pray these children who survived and witnessed the tragedy can eventually put the pieces back together and move forward.

    It's going to be a long dark winter for these families.

    1. I think for all of us. This just hits you in the gut, takes your breath away and leaves you weak in the knees. Senseless.