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A Poem Do not Drink and Drive


I went to the party and remembered what you said.
You asked me not to drink alcohol.
I drank a Sprite. I felt proud of myself
You told me that I would feel that
I said to you that I should not drink and drive
Against what some friends told me. I made a healthy choice and your advice was correct,
As you always gives
When the party finally ended, people began to drive without being able to do so.
I went to my car trusting that I would return home in peace.
I never imagined what awaited me, Mom.
Now I'm lying in the street
and I hear the policeman say: "The kid that caused this accident was drunk."
Mom, his voice seems so distant.
My blood is spilled everywhere
and I'm trying with all my might not to cry.
I can hear the doctors say, "This girl is going to die."
I am sure that the young man, who ran at full speed, decided to drink and drive,
and now I have to die.
Why do people do this, Mom?.
Knowing that this is going to ruin many lives.
The pain is cutting me like a hundred knives.
Tell my sister not to cry
tell Daddy to be strong.
And when I go to heaven, I'll be watching for you all.
Someone should have taught that boy is wrong to drink and drive.
Maybe if his parents would have told him, I would not be dying now.
My breath is getting weaker, more and more.
Mom, these are my last moments
and I feel so desperate.
I wish I could hug Mother
while I'm lying here dying. I wish I could tell you how much I love you, Mom.
So .. I love ... y. .. goodbye ... "



Okeny-Lucia's picture

So sad

So sad a poem and tribulations of young life wasted.It happens too here in my country.Especially now in this festive mood.Accidents among young people will be the order of the day.Thank you fo highlighting about drinking and driving.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

noreens's picture


your poem made me cry!

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