Never Drink and Drive

I went to a birthday party

but I remembered what you said.

You told me not to drink at all

so I had a Sprite instead.

I felt so proud of myself

the way you said I would,

that I didn't choose to drink and drive,

though some friends said I should.

I knew I'd made a healthy choice and

your advice to me was right

as the party finally ended

and the kids drove out of sight.

I got into my own car

sure to get home in one piece,

never knowing what was coming,

Something I expected least.

Now I'm lying on the pavement

I can hear the policeman say

"The kid that caused this wreck was drunk"

His voice seems far away.

My own blood is all around me

as I try hard not to cry.

I can hear the paramedic say

"This girl is going to die".

I'm sure the guy had no idea

While he was flying high,

because he chose to drink and drive that

I would have to die.

So why do people do it

knowing that it ruins lives?

But now the pain is cutting me

like a hundred stabbing knives.

Tell my sister not to be afraid,

Tell Daddy to be brave,

and when I go to heaven

put "Daddy's Girl" on my grave.

Someone should have taught him

that it's wrong to drink and drive.

Maybe if his mum and dad had

I'd still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter,

I'm getting really scared.

These are my final moments

and I'm so unprepared.

I wish that you could hold me dad

as I lay here and die.

I wish that I could tell you that

I love you and

Goodbye.

babesface babesface
22-25, F
1 Response Feb 24, 2009

One I learned years ago, and still know every word. I wish more kids would really listen to the words.