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"Prom Night - Death Of An Innocent"

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 didn't drink and drive, Mom, even though the
others said I should.

I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you were
always right. Now the party is finally ending, Mom,
as everyone is driving out of sight.

As I got into my car, Mom, I knew I'd 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 didn't see me, Mom, and hit
me like a load.

As I lay there on the pavement, Mom, I hear the
policeman say, the other guy is drunk, Mom, and
now I'm the one who will pay.

I'm lying here dying, Mom. I wish you'd 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, I'll die in a short

I just wanted to tell you, Mom, I swear I didn't drink.
It was the others, Mom. The others didn't 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. I'm feeling sharp pains now. Pains just like a

The guys who hit me is walking, Mom, and I don't
think it's fair. I'm lying here dying and all he can do is

Tell my brother not to cry, Mom. Tell Daddy to be
brave. And when I go to heaven, Mom, put "Daddy's
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. I'm becoming
very scared. Please don't cry for me, Mom. When I
needed you, you were always there.

Written by a committee at
Mt. Vernon High School, Ohio