Treasure Island

Mike Orman


I Went to a Party Mom


'I went to a party, Mom'
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
as 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 its 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.

I am not the Author of this Poem, The Author is Unknown, This poem was found floating around my High School. I thought I should share it with everyone.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 03, 2005

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  • Erika Garcia (1/7/2014 1:00:00 AM)

    I wrote this Poem. I had a book of several Poems that was lost at my High School in Covina CA (Gladstone High School) . My name is Erika Garcia, my friend Amanda Rubio and I wrote this at her house in the summer of 2002 before we started high school. Our Moms were in the living room drinking beer, as they usually did when they got together, and we were in Amanda's room. I was in shock to see it on Facebook just a few days ago! My fiancé started reading the first line and I finished the entire poem from memory. I called my Mom immediately and she remembered being in tears when we read it to her and Amanda's Mom the day we had written it! They both told us it was good enough to be published and that we should enter it into a contest. Amanda & I lost touch in 2003 and I assumed she had it published, until I read this. I'm so happy to see how it's touched so many lives. I wish I knew who had the rest of the poems that were in that book. Do you have any idea how I may be able to find them? Please email me at erikagrgarcia@yahoo.com. Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Lilach R (7/29/2013 3:42:00 PM)

    Hello, I am not sure where you found this poem but I have written a VERY VERY similar poem as this back in 1997…
    some words were changed, a few sentences removed a few added, but pretty much the SAME poem…
    if this is so, I am glad you like the poem and find it touching!

    -Lilach R (Report) Reply

  • Mia Warren-smith (1/7/2012 1:34:00 PM)

    this is the most moving thing that ive heard in a long time. im aa young girl and i think that all pre-teens should read this, it's inspirational! ! (Report) Reply

  • Lucky Lunt (3/6/2010 6:57:00 AM)

    OMG whenever I read this poem a cry....When we had our second last DARE class in school I had to read this in front of the whole class......I didn't make it to even the last paragraph before I started to cry. By the end I was just crying and crying, I could barely breathe, because I knew somewhere out there, that exact poem was coming to life. (Report) Reply

  • Shasta ! ! ! (1/26/2008 1:09:00 PM)

    that is a beautful poem i cried and im glad you showed it on here because i dont know what i would do with out my mom. (Report) Reply

  • Michael Shepherd (5/3/2005 5:20:00 AM)

    somehow the fact that this poem is authored anonymously makes it more powerful. hanks - good idea. Mike. (Report) Reply

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