Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Went to a Party Mom "

I got this today in an email forwarded as a promotional for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers). Check them out; help them out if you can.

I have heard this read at pre-prom events several times. I can’t hear it or read it without getting choked up:

Went to a Party Mom

I went to a party,
And remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom,
so I had a sprite instead.

I felt proud of myself,
The way you said I would,
that I didn't drink and drive,
though some friends said I should.

I made a healthy choice,
And your advice to me was right.
The party finally ended,
and the kids drove out of sight.

I got into my car,
Sure to get home in one piece.
I never knew what was coming, Mom,
something I expected least.

Now I'm lying o n the pavement,
And I hear the policeman say,
the kid that caused this wreck was drunk, Mom, his voice seems far away.

My own blood's 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,
now I would have to die.

So why do people do it, Mom
Knowing that it ruins lives?
And now the pain is cutting me,
like a hundred stabbing knives.

Tell sister not to be afraid, Mom
Tell daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven,
put ' Mommy's Girl' on my grave.

Someone should have taught him,
That it's wrong to drink and drive.
Maybe if his parents had,
I'd still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter,
Mom I'm getting really scared
These are my final moments,
and I'm so unprepared.

I wish that you could hold me Mom,
As I lie here and die.
I wish that I could say, 'I love you, Mom!'
So I love you and good-bye.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this article Dr. Keller.

Rebecca said...

Thank you for this post. I got choked up reading it too. My boyfriend's 14 year old daughter has come to live with us, and she just started high school, so therefore, worries abound. We've talked about peer pressure and what it could do to her future if she doesn't make the right decision. I'm going to have her read this tomorrow. Thank you again.