Dying Poem

As a girl lies dying at the hands of drunk driver she thinks back at her life and all the things she wish she would have said.

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This poem is amazing. It touched my heart in so many ways. It reminds me of my mother and sister.. I miss them very dearly, and we never got to say goodbye.. But we still remember her because …

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© Katie L. Ruggiero

Published: Feb 2006

To Mommy - My Final Goodbye

Sometimes I wish I could rewind my life,
To think about all my actions one more time,
And to think about all the people I hurt.
I knew all the pain would one day come back to haunt me,
And sure enough in the end it hit me.
Like a knife to my heart,
And a bullet to my brain,
I finally felt the pain early morning that day.
I knew I should have said good bye,
But I didn't want to see you cry,
I never knew I was going to die.
I thought I'd be back,
With plenty of time to pick up my slack.
The accident, it wasn't my fault,
The driver was drunk,
With empty bottles in the trunk.
He came from nowhere,
With no idea where he would end,
Not knowing he'd leave two young girls dead.
He just wanted to have a little fun,
No harm would be done.
Now I lie here as my life passes me by,
I don't even have the strength to cry.
I see the face of my friend at my side,
And think of her parents who would surely cry.
Mommy,
She didn't get to say goodbye,
And neither did I.
I want you to know my love for you was dear.
Tell daddy that I love him,
And tell that to my brothers, Scotty and Tim.
To all who loved and all who cared,
Thank you and goodbye.
I can hear the sirens now,
But my heart is filled with fear.
It's too late,
Death must be my fate.
So I guess my life ends here,
Please don't shed a tear.
I love you very much and my heart you DID touch.

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  • by Brianna, WA
  • 1/8/2014

This poem is amazing. It touched my heart in so many ways. It reminds me of my mother and sister.. I miss them very dearly, and we never got to say goodbye.. But we still remember her because she touched our hearts.. <3

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  • by Kimberly Hammett, Carrollton, Ga
  • Oct 2012

This poem made me cry. It relates to my Aunt and her children. When I read this poem I thought how they didn't get to tell their moms bye and how much pain it must be to find out your child has been killed by an car. This must hit a lot of peoples hearts, if not then they must not have one.

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  • by Kristle, San Antonio,TX
  • Jun 2011

This poem made me cry, last year my family suffered a tragic lose, my cousin was out late one night and was struck by a train. then a few days after that, the train company called and said it could have been prevented if the conductor would have pulled the brakes in time and that he had just had a similar accident about a week before.. It doesn't make sense though, where was the conductor that he wasn't watching the tracks? what happened to my cousin that he was on the tracks completely knocked out? what exactly happened that night? then on the surveillance video apparently there was another man that knew he was on the tracks cause he ran IN FRONT of the train on the tracks to the exact spot my cousin was at and tried pulling him off but it was too late.. well as you can see we have not been able to let him go or forget cause we're left with so many unanswered questions.

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  • by FOREVER
  • Aug 2008

Parts of this poem were taken from "Chicken Noodle Soup For Teenagers Soul" although it has been revised in some areas

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