Youre the one who made the choice
to take that drink and drive,
And because of your stupidity,
innocent children had to die!
The football star and class clown,
the cheerleader and poet,
Taken young, before their time,
gone before you know it!
Friday nights and football games
will never be the same.
My heart will always miss a beat
when someone calls their names!
A prom dress in the closet,
a poem that wont get done,
A joke that wont hear laughter,
a new play that wont get run!
The innocence that was always there
in everything theyd do,
The way they made me feel
when they said, "Mom, we love you!"
She was going to be a teacher,
elementary, special ed.,
He wanted to be an architect,
but now those dreams are dead!
They had such hope and promise,
but they never had a chance.
There wont be a graduation,
no pomp and circumstance!
Theyll never get to marry
or have children of their own,
Because the cemetery at Sacred Heart
has now become their home!
Dont ask for my forgiveness,
because I cant give that to you.
You see, you didnt just take my children,
you took my best friends, too!
(Margaret Dunns poem was published online by (poetry.com) and published in hardback by The International Library of Poetry ("Devotions Of The Mind", ©2001, p.108)