Death of an innocent

My mother showed me this poem. It moved me; let it move you too.

I went to a party Mum
I remembered what you said
You told me not to drink Mum
So I drank soft drink instead

I really felt proud inside Mum
The way you said I would
I didn’t drink & drive Mum
Even though the others said I should

I know I did the right thing Mum
I know you were always right
Now the party is ending Mum
As everyone is driving out of sight

As I got into my car Mum
I knew I’d get home in one piece
Because the way you raised me Mum
So resposible & sweet

I started to drive away Mum
But as I pulled onto the road
The other car didn’t see me Mum
And hit me like a load

As I lay there on the pavement Mum
I hear the policeman say
The other guy is drunk Mum
And now I’m the one who’ll pay

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

There is blood all around me Mum
And most of it is mine
I hear the medic say Mum
I’ll die in a short time

I just wanted to tell you Mum
I swear I didn’t drink
It was the others Mum
The others who didn’t think

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

Why do you think people drink Mum?
It can ruin yur whole life
I’m feeling sharp pains now
Pains just like a knife

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

Tell my brother not to cry Mum
Tell Dad to be brave
And when I go to Heaven Mum
Write “Daddy’s Girl” on my grave

Someone should have told him Mum
Not to drink & drive
If only they had told him Mum
I would still be alive

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

I have one last question Mum
Before I say goodbye
I didn’t drink & drive Mum
So why am I the one to die

Author Unknown