You know I sat here staring at this blank screen for a long time wondering WTF I would write about this story and I just have no words. I had words in my mind, but nothing seems to do justice to the senselessness of this tragic loss. As soon as the story hit the news, that was it, EVERYONE knew and EVERYONE had something to say. Those who knew him, those who didn’t and those of us (like me) who lost touch for a long while before reconnecting once again via Facebook. Life is short people. I’ve known my friend since we were pretty much born. I’ll re-post here what I posted on FB…
Colin Domen My brother…..my God. I am in complete shock and utter dismay at this news. Like I told your brother today we go back diaper days. I’m pulling out all the baby photos now. I am sad your gone and I’m sad this has happened to your family especially your son. Words can not describe. We look back and we wonder how this could have all gone differently. Nothing we can do now. You’re with Pops. You didn’t get the opportunity to really say goodbye to Dad. Now you get to meet him. Always in our hearts ♡ one love brother. Colin Repoman
Now that I read my words I feel like they weren’t enough. You know…you never really know what’s going on in someones life. We have to learn to keep in touch beyond the internet and seriously reach out to people, we’re all culprits of this. The internet has made things so impersonal and socially acceptable to be distant. We all know Colin made choices, but that doesn’t give ANYONE the right to take another humans life in such an execution style manner. Why did you fuckers have to kill him? You couldn’t have just beat him and left? Do you realize you’ve fucked with a son who will have no daddy to grow up with? Do you realize a mother has to bury her son and siblings have to bury their brother? Do you know what you’ve done? Do you care? I read back FB and see status posts Colin left and it seems so sad now. His last update was Friday Jan 24th 2014 (see above). We’ve all been through good and bad times. Some more than others. I understand Colin has had his fair share of ups and downs…so to see he was feeling a bit better on Friday was progress, but then this happened….
What pissed me off the most about the news stories is the NEED to mention where his picture in the news article was from and that he was known to police. I get how this might be relevant to an investigation, but how is this a requirement for the public? This is why I’ve posted a picture of him that he took of himself. That’s how I rather remember him. I PRAY to God they catch these bastards, otherwise I hope they BURN IN HELL. This is the second friend in my lifetime I have lost to such violence based on choices they made. I realized, no matter how much anyone reached out, he always did what he wanted to do. He was stubborn like that. Smart guy and always made me laugh as a child. My brother from another mother living across the street from us. Hanging out, playing ball in the back of the white building, birthday parties, chilling in the apartment and let’s not forget the infamous “stick” lol….shit like this you NEVER forget. You just never think people can and do leave this earth sooner than we expect. God had another plan for him, and now he can see and be with his Dad. I want to beat my friend and say WTF were you doing and thinking, but I can’t, I won’t ever be able too. Life is a bitch people. Stop taking the people around you for granted and reach out. At least tell them you love them more often; remind them that you’re there for them if they need you and that they can be better if they take the chance. There’s a lot of us walking around with regret that we didn’t reach out more to Colin. But Colin was a big man, with a huge heart and one thing I will say is he NEVER forgot ANY of us and so….I WILL ENSURE WE NEVER FORGET HIM.
It’s so ridiculous this violence. Everyone is so quick to pull out a gun and shoot people. Yall are ignorant fucks. You probably got up this morning, smiled and had breakfast. Don’t you worry, the police are coming for your ass. And if they don’t catch you…GOD will. Colin touched a lot of people and our cirlce of Gracefield, Amesbury and Boylen are really sadden by this news. I want to let the family know that despite the distance people are around and people are praying for his soul, his son and the entire famz. My parents are devastated by this news, especially my Dad since he looked at Colin as his own son. Never once would my Dad pass Colin. Keele and Lawrence – the block…the days…
I see now why people question God. I get it…life is something else I tell you. I woke up angry today for the family. I woke up sad for Colin’s Mom…I can’t imagine what this feeling is like. I woke up sad for his siblings and his son.
I PRAY FOR KARMA AND JUSTICE. R.I.P. MY BROTHER. I’LL AWLAYS CHERISH THE SHIT WE DID AS KIDS, THE CRAP WE GOT INTO AS TEENS AND THE MUTUAL RESPECT WE SHARED AS ADULTS. THAT’S HOW YOUR MEMORY WILL LIVE ON IN ME REGARDLESS OF THE LIFE CHOICES YOU MADE AND REGARDLESS OF WHAT OTHERS MAY SAY ABOUT YOUR LIFE. THEY DIDN’T KNOW YOU. YOUR HEART WAS GOOD.