Mid-Week Story, Off topic, don't drink and write... (fwd)

From: Sadegh Rahmati (epxsr@epn1.maneng.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: Tue May 12 1998 - 22:04:09 EEST

Mid-Week Story, Off topic, don't drink and write... (fwd)

>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?
>Someone took the effort to write this poem.
>So please, forward this to as many people as you can.
>And see if we can get a chain going around the world that will make people
>understand that drinking and driving don't mix.

Sadegh Rahmati
Centre for Rapid Prototyping in Manufacturing
Dept. of Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham
Nottingham, UK, NG7 2RD,
Tel; +44 115 9514033 Fax: +44 115 9514000
Email; epxsr@epn1.nott.ac.uk

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