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Drunk Driving Victim Poem

While the author of this poem is still unknown, this work, often titled "Death of an Innocent" or "Mom" has affected many and is circulating the internet through both emails and websites.

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“I went to this party mom

I remembered what you said
You told me not to drink mom
So I drank soda instead.”

 

“I felt real proud inside mom
The way you said I would
Even though all my friends mom
Told me that I should.”

 

“I know I did the right thing mom
I know your always right
The party's finally ending mom
As everyone drove out of sight.”

 

“As I got inside my car mom
I knew I'd get home in one piece
'Cause the way you made me feel mom
So responsible so sweet.”

 

“I started to drive away mom
As I pulled into the road
The other guy didn't see me mom
And hit me like a load.”

 

“I lay there on the pavement mom
I hear the policeman say
The other guy was drunk mom
Now I'm the one to pay.”

 

“I'm lying here dying mom
I wish you'd get here soon
How come this happened to me mom
My life bursted like a balloon.”

 

“There's blood all around me mom
Most of it is mine
I hear the paramedics say mom
I'll die in a short time.”

 

“He didn't know where he was going mom
He was probably at the same party as I
There's one big difference though mom
He's going to live while I die.”

 

“Why do people drink mom
It can ruin your whole life
I'm feeling sharp pains mom
Just like a burning knife.”

 

“The man who hit me mom
Is walking, it's no fair
I'm lying here dying mom
While all he does is stare.”

 

“Tell my brother not to cry mom
Tell dad to be brave
For when I'm in heaven mom
Write my name upon my grave.”

 

“Someone should have told him mom
Not to drink and drive
If they'd often take the time mom
I'd still be alive.”

 

“My breath is growing short mom
I'm becoming very scared
Please don't cry for me mom
'Cause when I needed you, you were there.”

 

“I have one last question mom
Before I say good-bye
I didn't even drink mom
So why am I the one to die.”

 

“This is the end mom
I wish I could look you in the eye
To say these final words mom
I LOVE YOU & GOOD-BYE.”

 

Don’t Drink and Drive. The Life You Save May Be Your Own.