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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 on  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 “Daddy’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.

– MADD (Mothers  Against Drink Drivers) MADD