playlist for the apocalypse – Georgiann Carlson

WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER?” asked the teacher

“I do,” said the little girl, in the front row.  “I WANT IT ALL.”

“Maybe you can build A STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN,” said the boy next to her.

“I don’t know,” said another kid, nervously.  “I feel a BAD MOON RISING.”

“I IMAGINE that’s not a good omen,” sighed the teacher.

IT’S A SIGN OF THE TIMES,” muttered a girl, shaking her head.

IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT,” said the teacher, sadly

“I’m going to live SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW,” said one of the twins, tapping his pencil on his desk.

“I guess it’s GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, since it won’t lead anywhere,” said a boy with glasses too big for his small face.

SOMEDAY, we might return,” said the teacher.  “But, IT’S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE.”

“I’m NEVER GOING TO SAY GOOD BYE,”  said a girl, in a blue dress.  “I’m going to travel around the MOONS OF JUPITER.”  

No one responded, “SAY SOMETHING,” she said, looking at her classmates.

But all she heard was the SOUND OF SILENCE.

PLAYLIST
 
1.   WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER—Queen
2.   I WANT IT ALL—Queen
3.   STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN—Led Zeppelin
4.   BAD MOON RISING—Creedence Clearwater
5.   IMAGINE—John Lennon
6.   IT’S A SIGN OF THE TIMES—Harry Staples
7.   IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT—R.E.M.
8.   SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW—Israel
9.   GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD—Sara Bareilles
10, SOMEDAY—Nickelback
11. I’M NEVER GOING TO SAY GOODBYE—Billy Preston
12. MOONS OF JUPITER—TRAIN
13. SAY SOMETHING—Christina Aguilera
14. SOUND OF SILENCE—Simon and Garfunkel

I’m an artist, a writer, a vegetarian, an animal rights activist, and quite a few other things as well. I love books, cats, philosophy, good conversation, Chicago and the arts. So my blog is full of bits and pieces but it’s the bits and pieces that make life interesting to me. You can read more of my writing at Rethinking Life

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