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The death of an innocent girl

A touching poem about an innocent girl who was killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver. Please don’t drink and drive.


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 were 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?

This is the end, mom, I wish I could look you in the eye,
To say these final words, mom, I love you and goodbye.

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{ 31 comments… add one }
  • Arly September 22, 2019, 11:19 am

    I’m a 20 y/o girl and I read this poem when I was 12 y/o in middle school in my health class… I still read this poem every time I turn into a new age. I remembered reading this poem out loud to my parents when I was young, they gaved me a speech about drinking and driving. I always be safe around my surroundings because you may never know when a drunk driver might appear.

  • kaya May 18, 2017, 8:38 am

    This poem was really touching I had tears in my eyes when it said 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?

  • savannah May 18, 2017, 8:37 am

    This story was really touching to me this story was to teach us a lesson not to drink and drive because bad things might not happen to us but it might happen to the other person.

  • Pretty girl January 30, 2015, 5:20 am

    This is the poem I was looking for, it touches my heart and bring tears in my eyes!

    I have some questions why always I have to sacrifice even when its not my fault?? Why we don’t always get what we want?? Just because we are girls!!

  • Anon November 5, 2014, 12:29 pm

    lol hehehe lolololol D; I’m actually crying

  • Caty January 13, 2014, 2:45 pm

    Yes, that’s true. Please DO NOT drink and drive poor innocent girl 🙁

  • Mahatma January 2, 2014, 9:32 am

    This is truly a beautiful poem to share. Deep, but lovely. I’m crying.

  • Daniel December 19, 2013, 5:40 am

    Careful and carelessness walk together so friends take care to pray to God to save you all time of your life.

  • Santosh October 30, 2013, 11:25 am

    Very nice..

  • Shanica October 29, 2013, 5:39 pm

    Sometimes in life we all go by the rules but it’s just sometimes our destiny this poet is really goood continue to be successful.

  • Erick Agie October 10, 2013, 9:55 am

    So sad indeed. I feel for the girl. May God rest her soul in peace.

  • Suraj Singh July 14, 2013, 9:09 pm

    Nice thing to learn from this story. The only question arises in my mind is when I see people drink alcohol is that, what is the necessity of taking the drink?

    Ya I know that due to tension and stress people drink but I suggest that there so many another ways to get out from such problematic situations…

  • Chirasmita das May 27, 2013, 6:00 am

    Very sad…

  • Chirasmita das May 27, 2013, 5:59 am

    We should not drink and drive….. we should think of others first.

  • Khushbu November 2, 2012, 8:40 am


  • Robert Abok October 17, 2012, 9:47 am

    So sad. Please let us not commit mistakes that hurt the innocents.

  • Brittany September 12, 2012, 2:03 am

    I think that every person should read this poem. Because of someone else’s selfish act this girl it to die. It is not fair as my cousin died from another person drink driving.


  • Onah Ijeoma Juliet August 4, 2012, 8:08 am

    What a heart touching poem, I felt like crying…

  • Jenny August 3, 2012, 6:40 am

    Heart touching poem…

    After reading d whole poem…eyes r full of tears… heart breakable one… Hats off to the poet…

    I hope this ll make d drunkers realize the true value of life…

  • Sonam July 28, 2012, 5:38 pm

    Awesome message.. I never realised how necessary it is to give importance to such small things and how things we do effect the lives of others around us. I realise that we are not only responsible for ourselves but for others as well. 🙂

  • Ndeshi July 14, 2012, 3:53 am

    This is so heart breaking 🙁

  • Aliyu abdul July 9, 2012, 1:04 pm

    What a sad and touching story.. pray she finds herself in heaven.

  • Lyssane July 8, 2012, 6:44 am

    When I read this story, it makes me remember the times when my aunt drank so much alcohol. I was very angry at her.

    I’m really heartbroken because the girl in the story died… 🙁
    It really touched my heart.

  • Anshima Vyas July 7, 2012, 6:13 am

    Nice story, it touched my heart. Nice one.

  • Diksha sharma July 2, 2012, 2:12 pm

    I am really disappointed for that girl who did no mistake. It is really very emotional poem.

  • Sanya June 30, 2012, 1:39 am

    I luv this poem…….
    It just touched my heart……..
    I know mom is always right so don’t drink n drive……
    And in the end this poem……..brings tears in my eyes…..:'(

  • Aakriti June 28, 2012, 8:54 am

    A very useful poem this is which especialy the imature people of today should read for they practice many things like drinking and driving which they think is all right.

  • Everett Heart June 28, 2012, 7:12 am love the story..
    ..i really love moral lessons..
    ..i’m always finding some ideas from the stories for my journalism..
    ..and this is a good one.

  • Mosopefoluwa June 25, 2012, 9:31 am

    So touching

  • Supriya June 25, 2012, 9:19 am


    The story was really good. I like the moral of the story…

    Please dont drink and drive..we can understand clearly, how dangerous it would be, from this story. Don’t play with lifes of others.


  • Shelle June 25, 2012, 7:13 am

    Please..always think of the others after we think about ourselves….

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