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 didnt 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, and everyone is driving out of sight.
As I got into my car, Mom, I knew Id 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 didnt see me, Mom and hit me like a load.
As I lie here on the pavement, Mom, I hear the policeman say The other guy is drunk, Mom, and now Im the one who will pay. Im lying here dying, Mom. I wish youd 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, Ill die in a short time.
I just wanted to tell you, Mom, I swear I didnt drink. It was the others, Mom. The others didnt 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. Im feeling sharp pains now. Pains just like a knife.
The guy who hit me is walking, Mom, and I dont think its fair. Im 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 Daddys Girl 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. Im becoming very scared. Please dont cry for me, Mom. When I needed you, you were always there.
I have one last question, Mom, before I say Good-bye. I didnt drink and drive, so why am I the one to die?