rakesh rampariya


Don'T Mix Drinking And Driving. - Poem by rakesh rampariya

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 '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?


Comments about Don'T Mix Drinking And Driving. by rakesh rampariya

  • (6/9/2010 4:23:00 PM)


    Amazing poetry O Dear Poet…you’ve vividly narrated the dying person’s…feeling in traffic accident…heart breaking….moved my emotion…

    Finally it can be said

    ‘If you drink
    Don’t drive
    If you must drink
    Stay far from car.’ ~ niv
    10/10
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
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  • (2/21/2010 6:16:00 AM)


    i wish you mom says''i love you son, you will be alive coz GOD knows ur a behave and a good man''.............am so proud of the author for he put a beautiful words for this theme....an advice...don't drink while driving and when drunk don't drive...so nice the poem, , , so nice to read..i like this...to the author, am so proud of you, promise...smileeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010



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