DEATH OF AN INNOCENT
I went to a party, Mom, I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom, so I drank soda instead.
I really felt proud inside, Mom, the way you said I would.
I didn't drink and drive, Mom, even though the others said I should.
I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom, as everyone is driving out of sight.
As I got into my car, Mom, I knew I'd get home in one piece. Because of
the way you raised me, so responsible and sweet.
I started to drive away, Mom, but as I pulled out into the road, the other
car didn't see me, Mom, and hit me like a load.
As I lay there on the pavement, Mom, I hear the policeman say, the other
guy is drunk, Mom, and now I'm the one who will pay.
I'm lying here dying, Mom. I wish you'd get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom? My life just burst like a balloon. There
is blood all around me, Mom, and most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom, I'll die in a short time.
I just wanted to tell you, Mom, I swear I didn't drink. It was the others,
Mom. The others did drink.
He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is, he drank and I will die.
Why do people drink, Mom? It can ruin your whole life. I'm feeling sharp
pains now. Pains just like a knife.
The guy who hit me is walking, Mom, and I don't think it's fair. I'm lying
here dying and all he can do is stare.
Tell my brother not to cry, Mom. Tell Daddy to be brave. And when I go to
heaven, Mom, put "Daddy's Girl" on my grave. Someone should have told him,
Mom, not to drink and drive. If only they had told him, Mom, I would still
My breath is getting shorter, Mom. I'm becoming very scared.
Please don't cry for me, Mom. When I needed you, you were always there. I
have one last question, Mom, before I say good bye.
I didn't drink and drive, so why am I the one to die?
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE,SO PLEASE "DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE."
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