Rookie (January 10 1939 / Bolder Colorado)

One Last Question? ? - Poem by SIDNEY W. JOHNSTON

I went to the party, And I remembered what you said
You told me not to drink, So I drank soda instead
I really felt proud inside, The way you said I would
I didn't drink and drive, Although the others said I should

I know I did the right thing, As I knew you are always right
Now the party is ending, As everyone is driving out of sight
As got into my car, I knew I'd get home alright
I started to drive away, But as I pulled out into the road

The other car didn't see me and hit like a load
As I lay on pavement, I heard the policeman said
That the other guy is drunk, I'm the one will pay
I'm lying here dying, I wish youd get here soon

How could happen to me, My life just like a balloon
There is blood all around me, and most of It's mine
I heard the medic say, I'll die in a short time
I just wanted to tell you, I swear I didn't drink

It was the other guy, He was the one who didn't think
He was probably at the same party as I
The only differance is, he drank and I will die
Why do people drink? It can ruin your whole life

I'm feeling sharp pains now, Pains like sharp knife
The other guy that hit me is walking around
And I don't think it's fair
I'm lying here dying and all he can do is to stare

Tell my Brouther not to worry, Tell Daddy to be brave
And when I go to heaven, Put 'Daddy's Little Girl 'on my grave
Someone should have told him not to drink and drive
If only they had told him, I would still be alive

My breath is getting shorter, And I know the end is near
Please don't cry for me,
For when I need you.You were always there
I have one last question? Before I say good by.
I didn't drink and drive. So why am I the to die?

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  • (7/17/2007 9:46:00 PM)

    I like your poem. It has a relevant message and a kind of musicaity on its own. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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