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mojophone
04-09-2006, 02:50 AM
A drunk man in an Oldsmobile
They said he had run the light
That caused the six-car pileup
On 109 that night.
When broken bodies lay about
"And blood was everywhere,"
"The sirens screamed out eulogies,"
For death was in the air.
"A mother, trapped inside her car,"
Was heard above the noise;
Her plaintive plea near split the air:
"Oh, God, please spare my boys!"
She fought to loose her pinned hands;
"She struggled to get free,"
But mangled metal held her fast
In grim captivity.
Her frightened eyes then focused
"On where the back seat once had been,"
But all she saw was broken glass and
Two children's seats crushed in.
Her twins were nowhere to be seen;
"She did not hear them cry, "
"And then she prayed they'd been thrown free, "
"Oh, God, don't let them die! "
Then firemen came and cut her loose, "
"But when they searched the back, "
"They found therein no little boys, "
But the seat belts were intact.
They thought the woman had gone mad
"And was traveling alone, "
"But when they turned to question her, "
They discovered she was gone.
Policemen saw her running wild
And screaming above the noise
"In beseeching supplication, "
Please help me find my boys!
They're four years old and wear blue shirts;
"Their jeans are blue to match.""
"One cop spoke up, ""They're in my car, "
And they don't have a scratch.
They said their daddy put them there
"And gave them each a cone, "
Then told them both to wait for Mom
To come and take them home.
"I've searched the area high and low, "
But I can't find their dad.
"He must have fled the scene, "
"I guess, and that is very bad."
"The mother hugged the twins and said, "
"While wiping at a tear, "
"He could not flee the scene, you see, "
"For he's been dead a year."
"The cop just looked confused and asked, "
"Now, how can that be true? "
"The boys said, ""Mommy, Daddy came "
"And left a kiss for you."" "
He told us not to worry
"And that you would be all right, "
And then he put us in this car with
"The pretty, flashing light. "
"We wanted him to stay with us, "
"Because we miss him so, "
"But Mommy, he just hugged us tight "
And said he had to go.
He said someday we'd understand
"And told us not to fuss, "
"And he said to tell you, Mommy, "
"He's watching over us."
The mother knew without a doubt
"That what they spoke was true, "
"For she recalled their dad's last words, "
"I will watch over you."
The firemen's notes could not explain
"The twisted, mangled car, "
And how the three of them escaped
Without a single scar.
"But on the cop's report was scribed, "
"In print so very fine, "
An angel walked the beat tonight on Highway 109.

Goobergal99
04-09-2006, 05:12 AM
I like it, it made me cry. reminded me of the prom night poem they give out to everyone to convince them not to drink.

mojophone
04-09-2006, 08:09 AM
bumping because I really think this is worth a read

Amyrlin
04-09-2006, 08:41 AM
I have read this before and it always brings tears to my eyes.

mojophone
04-09-2006, 08:44 AM
Yeah it turned me into a blubbering idiot and I don't cry very easily. The scary part about this is that at one point and time prior to August 6th, 1987 it could have very well have been me as the drunken idiot

RSoxFan
04-11-2006, 11:11 AM
This brings tears to my eyes because on Saturday night in my town, a beautiful 16 year old girl was killed and her boyfriend was seriously hurt when their car was hit by a repeat drunk driver. He is now free on bail and can only face up to five years in jail. :furious:

mojophone
04-11-2006, 04:07 PM
This brings tears to my eyes because on Saturday night in my town, a beautiful 16 year old girl was killed and her boyfriend was seriously hurt when their car was hit by a repeat drunk driver. He is now free on bail and can only face up to five years in jail. :furious:
My own personal opinion on drunk drivers is that theyt should be hung by their most sensitive part with fishhooks and beaten with a razorstrap till they are dead

byoung
04-11-2006, 08:31 PM
Great post, Thanks

RSoxFan
04-12-2006, 01:21 PM
My own personal opinion on drunk drivers is that theyt should be hung by their most sensitive part with fishhooks and beaten with a razorstrap till they are dead

I couldn't agree more. I don't see how it's any different from killing someone with a gun.