Death of an Innocent

I went to a party, Mom,
I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom,
so I drank soda instead.

I really felt proud inside, Mom,
the way you said I would.
I didn’t drink and drive, Mom,
even though the others said I should.

I know I did the right thing, Mom,
I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom,
as everyone is driving out of sight.

As I got into my car, Mom,
I knew I’d get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me,
so responsible and sweet.

I started to drive away, Mom,
but as I pulled out into the road,
the other car didn’t see me, Mom,
and hit me like a load.

As I lay there on the pavement, Mom,
I hear the policeman say,
the other guy is drunk, Mom,
and now I’m the one who will pay.

I’m lying here dying, Mom. 
I wish you’d get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom? 
My life just burst like a balloon.

There is blood all around me, Mom,
and most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom,
I’ll die in a short time.

I just wanted to tell you, Mom,
I swear I didn’t drink.
It was the others, Mom. 
The others didn’t think.

He was probably at
the same party as I.
The only difference is,
he drank and I will die.

Why do people drink, Mom? 
It can ruin your whole life.
I’m feeling sharp pains now. 
Pains just like a knife.

The guy who hit me is walking, Mom,
and I don’t think it’s fair.
I’m lying here dying
and all he can do is stare.

Tell my brother not to cry, Mom. 
Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom,
put “Daddy’s Girl” on my grave

Someone should have told him, Mom,
not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom,
I would still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, Mom. 
I’m becoming very scared.
Please don’t cry for me, Mom. 
When I needed you, you were always there.

I have one last question, Mom,
before I say good bye.
I didn’t drink and drive,
so why am I the one to die?

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