WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)
from Yoko Ono 5 years ago NOT YET RATED
8 Dec 2007
(Photo; Yoko Ono with John Lennon at London's Heathrow airport in 1969. With them is Kyoko, Yoko's daughter from her previous marriage. When she first met Lennon)
27 years later, I still wish I could turn back the clock to the Summer of 1980. I remember everything - sharing our morning coffee, walking in the park together on a beautiful day, and seeing your hand stretched to mine - holding it, reassuring me that I shouldn't worry about anything because our life was good.
I had no idea that life was about to teach me the toughest lesson of all. I learned the intense pain of losing a loved one suddenly, without warning, and without having the time for a final hug and the chance to say, "I love you," for the last time. The pain and shock of that sudden loss is with me every moment of every day. When I touched John's side of our bed on the night of December 8th, 1980, I realized that it was still warm. That moment has haunted me for the past 27 years - and will stay with me forever.
Let's not waste the lives of those we have lost. Let's, together, make the world a place of love and joy and not a place of fear and anger. This day of John's passing has become more and more important for so many people around the world as the day to remember his message of Peace and Love and to do what each of us can to work on healing this planet we cherish.
Let's Think PEACE, Act PEACE and Spread PEACE.
John worked for it all his life.
He said, "There's no problem, only solutions."
Remember, we are all together.
We can do it, we must.
I love you!
Yoko Ono Lennon