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I went to a party, And remembered what you said. You told me not to drink,
Mom So I had a sprite instead.

I felt proud of myself, The way you said I would, That I didn't drink and
drive, Though some friends said I should.

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

I got into my car, 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, 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, As I try hard not to cry. I can hear the
paramedic say, This boy is going to die.

I'm sure the guy had no idea, While he was flying high, Because he chose to
drink and drive, 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, Like a hundred stabbing knives.

Tell sister not to be afraid, Mom Tell daddy to be brave, And when I go to
heaven, Put 'Momma's Boy' on my grave.

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

My breath is getting shorter, Mom I'm getting really scared. These are my
final moments, 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 goodbye.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 28th, 2003 09:50 am (UTC)
The first time I read that poem, I cried for a long while and then felt so melancholy the rest of the day. I don't even know anyone who has been involved in a drunk-driving accident, but the words wounded me just the same. Thank you for posting this. It has been quite a long time since I have read it.
Aug. 28th, 2003 11:42 am (UTC)
i've known a few ppl victims of accidents caused by drunk drivers, a few ok, and a few that are no longer here to hate them w/the rest of us. i cry too.
Aug. 28th, 2003 04:55 pm (UTC)
I felt the exact same way. I first got a copy of this chain letter back in 1999 or so. A friend of mine just forwarded it to me yesterday so I figured I'd stick it up here. I don't like chain letters, but this one actually has some real content.

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