Pizza Party and a Moonlight Ride
Jenny was so happy about the house that they had found
For once in her life it was on the right side of town.
She unpacked her things with such great ease,
As she watched her curtains blow in the breeze.
How wonderful it was to have her own room
School would be starting, she would have friends over soon.
There would be sleep-overs and parties, she was so happy
It's just the way she wanted her life to be.
On the first day of school, everything went great
She made new friends and even got a date!
She thought, "I want to be popular and I am going to be,
Because I just got a date with the star of the football team!"
To be recognized in this school you have to have clout,
and dating this guy would help her out.
There was only one problem stopping her fate
her parents said she was too young to date.
"Well, I won't tell them the entire truth.
They won't know the difference, what's there to lose?"
Jenny asked to stay with her friends that night,
her parents frowned and said, "All Right."
Excited, she got ready for the big event,
but as she rushed around like she had no sense,
She began to feel guilty about all the lies
But, what is a pizza, a party, and a moonlit ride?
Well, the pizza was good, and the party went great,
but the moonlit ride would have to wait ~
For Jeff was half drunk by this time ~
but he kissed her and said that he was just fine.
Then the room filled with smoke and Jeff took a puff.
Jenny couldn't believe he was smoking that stuff.
Now, Jeff was ready to ride to the point,
but, only after he had smoked another joint.
They jumped in the car for the moonlit ride,
not thinking that he was too drunk to drive.
They finally made the point at last,
and Jeff started to make a pass.
A pass is not what Jenny wanted at all,
(and by a pass, I don't mean playing football).
"Perhaps my parents were right ... maybe I am too young.
Boy, how could I be so dumb?"
She used all her might to push Jeff away,
"Please take me home, I don't want to stay."
Jeff cranked up the car and floored the gas.
In a matter of seconds they were going too fast.
As Jeff drove off in a fit of anger,
Jenny knew her life was in danger.
She begged and pleaded for him to slow down,
but he just got faster as they neared the town.
"Just let me get home! I'll confess that I lied,
I really went out for a moonlit ride."
Then all of a sudden, she saw a big flash,
"Oh, God, Please help us! We're going to crash!"
She doesn't remember the force of the impact
just everything all of a sudden went black.
She felt someone remove her from the twisted rubble
and heard, "Call an ambulance! These kids are in trouble!"
Voices she heard ... a few words at best,
but she knew there were two cars involved in the wreck.
Then wondered to herself if Jeff was all right,
and if the people in the other car were alive.
She awoke in the hospital to faces so sad
"You've been in a wreck and it looks pretty bad."
These voices echoed inside of her head
as they gently told her that Jeff was dead.
They said, "Jenny, we've done all we can do
but it looks as if we'll lose you too."
"But, the people in the other car!" Jenny replied.
"We're sorry, Jenny, they also died."
Jenny prayed, "Please God, forgive me for what I've done
I just wanted to have one night of fun."
"Tell those people's family, I've made their lives dim and I wish I could return their families to them."
"Tell Mom and Dad that I am sorry I lied,
And that it's my fault so many have died.
Oh, nurse, won't you please tell them that for me?"
The nurse just stood there, she never agreed.
But took Jenny's hand with tears in her eyes
And a moment later Jenny died.
A man asked the nurse, "Why didn't you do your best to bid that girl's last request?"
She looked at him with eyes so sad
"Because the people in the other car were her Mom and Dad."
The pole is in your windshield.
Glass is scattered everywhere.
No one remains in the vehicle.
The kids are lying on the pavement,
Crying, screaming, taking their last breaths.
While you're standing there, staring, wordless,
A tear slowly runs down your face
As if you know what just happened.
Taking those sips as you drove was smart, wasn't it?
How could you be so dumb?
You just killed the ones you love.
All you did was think of you.
You didn't think of how much they loved you.
How could you?
They were your own blood.
Now they will never see day or night again.
They had no clue what you were doing.
They did not know you were doing wrong.
They were too young.
Something you should know now.
Why did you?
You never thought it would happen to you,
What were you thinking?
You were too smart and
Too intelligent for anything
That bad to happen to you,
That's why you did it.
A habit did not cost you your life.
It cost you the ones
You're supposed to love
And respect the most.
Now you're lying in bed every night
With a conscience
Letting you regret
But not bring back
What you have done!
Chelsey Marie was the prom queen.
She had a plan and she had a dream.
She wanted to be a doctor and a wife.
Her goal was to help people have a better life.
She had a boyfriend; his name was Jim,
And she thought the world of him.
He was an athlete and he was very bright,
And he usually did what was right.
But one day he make a big mistake.
He and some friends were out by the lake.
He decided to drink a couple of beers,
Just so he could impress his peers.
Then he picked up Chelsey for their date.
She soon realized why he was so late.
His judgment impaired, she saw in a flash
That they were indeed going to crash.
A loud bang and a bloodcurdling scream,
Then the realization that it wasn’t a dream.
To this day she would still be alive,
If he hadn't decided to drink and drive.
SHE'S ONLY A MOTHER
You never see the tears that she's about to cry --
instead she turns her head to hide them.
You never see the times she stills away to her secret
closet to pray --
instead she invites you in to just talk.
You never see how her shoulders are sagging
from heavy burdens --
instead she gives you those shoulders to cry on.
You never see the aches in her heart
when her children rebel --
instead she gives them more patience and love.
You never see the hand she pulls back
when she's rejected --
instead she continues to lend a "helping" hand.
You never see the aches in her hands from grasping
and holding on when she feels like giving up --
instead she folds those same hands and prays even more.
You never see the aches in her knees from
praying for others --
instead she spends even more time on her knees.
You never see the fears she has of being
a "disappointment" --
instead she prays for more power and a sound mind.
You never see any of these things
and she doesn't want you to--
After all, she's only "a mother".