Sons last letter to his mum ~ please read and think ~

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  1. TJ

    TJ Staff Alumni

    Son's Last Letter To His Mom.. Will being tears in your eyes :(

    I went to a party Mom,
    I remembered what you said.
    U 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 "GOOD BOY " 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?

    After Reading this letter few have quit drinking and many have quit habbit of "DRINK & DRIVE". Did You read he said "Someone should have told him, Mom".
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Thanks for sharing this i hope people really think now before they get into the dam car intoxicated with any drug
  3. peacelovingguy

    peacelovingguy Well-Known Member

    Lost someone myself to a reckless driver - drink I know not - but possible.

    Getting into a car drunk is fine if its a TAXI.

    I would take the car keys off anyone who was high or drunk.

    Good letter.
  4. Sadeyes

    Sadeyes Staff Alumni

    AMEN! (also AWOMEN)
  5. joonior

    joonior Active Member

    He wrote that entire poem while he was dying on the road?

    Regardless of its authenticity, it's sad and holds a lot of truth.
  6. justMe7

    justMe7 Well-Known Member

    It's either the title of the poem or someone was in an accident felt that, and wrote it after the fact :smile:

    It's alright.. part of reality :(
  7. gamergirl

    gamergirl Well-Known Member

    i dont even drink. so this doesnt affect me much. i did take only a few sips once then got behind the wheel. but that was only a one time thing it wont happen again cuz i dont drink
  8. TJ

    TJ Staff Alumni

    well as incriminating as this is ... i USED to drink and drive alot , before you all have a go at me and tell me how useless and stupid i was , i already know that , im so thankful that i never hit anyone so this poem really hit home for me hence why i posted it .

    no it wasn't written on the side of the road while dying its metaphorically speaking rather than authentically speaking .

    drink driving kills and i know this now , but i was hoping that people would read this and not only think about drink driving but also there drinking habits.
  9. Witan

    Witan Member

    Hmm. When I read this poem, it was a daughter writing it to her father. Somehow it got flipped around to a son writing it to his mother.

    Anyways, it's from the first edition of "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul".
  10. vir

    vir Well-Known Member

    Meh, it just kinda reminds me of that song Last Kiss; sappy and melodramatic, but if it makes people stop drinking and driving good for it. I will say that at all of the parties I've been to, no one has ever encouraged me or anyone else to drink and drive though.

    I spent a month in jail because of having a false positive drug test during mandated rehab, and my cellmate for part of the time was a soldier who was between tours of duty in Afghanistan. He had gone to a party during his time at home, drank, then carefully drove home. A cop followed him home, then had him do a breath test when he parked his car, and he blew over the limit so he went to jail.

    Of course I also had a friend who got completely wasted at a rural party where there were no cops anywhere around, then tried to drive home, drove over an embankment into a tree, and had one of his friends who was in his truck get killed in the accident.
  11. Lizzy95

    Lizzy95 Member

    This is so sad but really expresses something that I think many people don't think about. Thank you for sharing it. I'm so lucky that I never took anyone's life when I made stupid choices...
  12. letty

    letty Banned Member

    That made my cry, my sister was killed in a car accident, her friend was drinking, but my sister wasnt, he was driving , they got in a wreck, the car rolled, three passengers died, but not the driver who was drinking. she was so young.
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