Death of An Innocent
I went to a party, Mum, I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mum, so I drank coke instead.
I really felt proud inside, Mum, the way you said I would
I didnít drink and drive, Mum, even though the others said I should.
I know I did the right thing, Mum, I know you are always
Now the party is finally ending, Mum, as everyone is driving out of sight
As I got into my car, Mum, I knew Iíd get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me, so responsible and sweet.
I started to drive away, Mum, but as I pulled out into the
the other car didnít see me, Mum and hit me like a load.
As I lay there on the pavement, Mum, I hear the policeman say
the other guy is drunk, Mum, and now Iím the one who will pay.
Iím lying here dying, Mum; I wish youíd get here soon
How could this happen to me, Mum? My life just burst like a balloon.
There is blood all around me, Mum, and most of it is mine.
I hear the paramedic say, Mum Iíll die in a short time.
I just wanted to tell you Mum, I swear I didnít drink.
It was the others Mum, The others didnít think.
He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is, he drank and I will die.
Why do people drink Mum? It can ruin your whole life.
Iím feeling sharp pains now. Pains just like a knife.
The guy who hit me is walking, Mum, and I donít think its fair.
Iím lying here dying and all he can do is stare.
Tell my brother not to cry, Mum. Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mum, put "Daddyís Girl" on my grave.
Someone should have told him, Mum, not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mum, I would still be alive.
My breath is getting shorter, Mum; Iím becoming very scared.
Please donít cry for me, Mum. When I needed you, you were always there,
I have one last question, Mum, before I say good-bye.
I didnít drink and drive, so why am I the one to die?
- Author Unknown
Someone took the effort to write this poem in order to make people
understand that drinking and driving simple cannot and do not mix. Please bear
this in mind should you ever consider driving drunk.