John Vogel

Rookie (March 20,1969 / Santa Rosa, California (USA))

Drunk Driving - Poem by John Vogel

The party lasted well into the night, much Hennessey had me feeling alright
mind reeling and high but feeling like I was good to get behind the wheel and drive
assured the people inside, walked a semi straight line, they musta been blind
but I ain't gonna blame it on nobody but I - I made the fateful decision that night

Didn't even make it a block, tried to light a roach somehow crossed over lanes
only thing I remember seeing is two lights baring down on me, hearing the scream
of sheet metal tearing into me, ripping like paper machet, seeing my body break up
as if seeing a movie, losing consciousness last thought, God I hope I don't wake up

But I did wake up, the miracle of medical science saved what was left of me
should of been the death of me, now paralyzed, pray God takes this breath in me
not even the dignity to take my own life, useless and helpless to commit suicide
just this freak left behind, a sign to anyone insane enough to think they okay to drink and drive

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  • (6/12/2008 9:36:00 PM)


    Let's hope this poem has it's effect on the youth of today, good work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 12, 2008



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