Drinking and Driving Poem

/ CISN Country

I’ve been reading this for as long as I’ve been on the radio.  Print it off, put it on the fridge and make sure your whole family sees it.  It shows the true impact of drinking and driving has.  If it saves one life it’s worth it.

 

 

I went to a party, Mom
You told me not to drink, Mom
so I had a sprite instead.

I felt proud of myself, Mom
the way you said I would,
that I didn’t drink and drive, Mom
though some friends said I should.

I made a healthy choice, Mom
and your advice to me was right
as the party finally ended, Mom
and the kids drove out of sight.

I got into my car, Mom
sure to get home in one piece,
I never knew what was coming, Mom
something I expected least.

Now I’m lying on the pavement, Mom
And I hear the policeman say,
The kid that caused this wreck was drunk,”
Mom, His voice seems far away.

My own blood’s all around me, Mom
as I try hard not to cry.
I can hear the paramedic say, Mom
This girl is going to die.”

I’m sure the guy had no idea, Mom
while he was flying high,
because he chose to drink and drive, Mom
now I would have to die.

So why do people do it, Mom
Knowing that it ruins lives?
And now the pain is cutting me, Mom
like a hundred stabbing knives.

Tell sister not to be afraid, Mom
tell daddy to be brave,
and when I go to heaven, Mom
put “Daddy’s Girl” on my grave.

Someone should have taught him, Mom
that its wrong to drink and drive.
Maybe if his parents had, Mom
I’d still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, Mom
I’m getting really scared.
These are my final moments, Mom
and I’m so unprepared.

I wish that you could hold me Mom,
as I lie here and die.
I wish that I could say I love you, Mom
So I love you and good-bye.

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