Alcohol Addiction Poem

I wrote this poem "THE MEMORY" for an assignment we were asked to do for an English Class. One of todays hardest lessons to learn is not to drink and drive. Just remember it only takes one, and one can often be too many.

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When people drink and drive they "think" they drive better, Just like when they get high; but your mental stabilities are a lot weaker then they think... a drunk driver hit my mother running...

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The Memory

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Published: December 2009

Drunk Driving
Is it worth
All the pain
And the hurt

To take the life
Of someone dear
Just because
You drank a beer.

As you laughed
While you sped
Your friend screamed
LOOK OUT ahead

You hit the brakes
And screeeeched to a halt
As your friend cried
Is wasn't MY fault.

Sitting still
And staring out
You saw a body
Lying about

Now realizing what you've done
you begin to feel
Very numb.

While you stood
And watched the door slide shut
A chill ran down your spine

Looking at
The tall bars of steel
You wandered how his family feels.

The man whose life
You took that day
You wonder if
"THE MEMORY"
Will ever go away.

In your cell
Starring at the bar
Standing tall
You wrote a poem about it all.

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  • Jessica by Jessica
  • 10 years ago

When people drink and drive they "think" they drive better, Just like when they get high; but your mental stabilities are a lot weaker then they think... a drunk driver hit my mother running a red light; she was pregnant with me; at 4 months, doctors kept recording me to see if I was still alive, cause that day she was hit REALLY hard. she cracked her skull on the windshield; I wish people would be like me if I decided to drink; I stay were I'm at cause I don't want to cause my death or anyone else's. this was very touching; it's got to hurt!

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