FanFoFeb: Teenage car crash!

Petal and Beer CansRose petals, a can of larger and broken glass tell a tale.

This should make you cry, I doubt it will fail.

If the car was speeding and the driver had a drink.

If young people died as a result,what would  you think.

A floral tinny tribute, can that be right.

I doubt grieving parents would of agreed that night.

 

Speeding cars and drunken teenagers do not mix

Don’t drive cars if you’ve had a fix.

They will be be dead  they will be gone

It those  left behind  that have to carry on.

Was it worth the last drink was it worth  the fun?

Will you ever  be able  to get over what  you’ve done.

 

Will your Mum be able to look at  you again

Without having to hide the pain.

Of  knowing  you have killed by what  you’ve done

Was that last drink worth it, was that race home really fun?

Did  you really need  to make that call

Eyes off the road do not work at all.

 

76 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. andy1076
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 22:17:16

    So not worth the risk, Anything can wait till you get home safely before answering or texting

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  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 04:17:33

    wise words…but sadly a reality all to often…
    two miles up the road from me..2 teenagers, 90+MPH the 14 yr olde was driving with no license, they were both texting..crossed the line head on..a mother and her 7 yrold son…seeing pieces of their life scattered over a mile will never leave my mind…

    yes every teenager should see the after math …harsh reality, but might save a few lives…
    Good post Willow
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

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    • willowdot21
      Feb 24, 2014 @ 15:22:41

      OH! that is just the sad cruel scenario I am talking about . Unfortunately we are seeing more and more roadside “shrines” and more often than note a photo of a young boy or girl. I am sorry to hear that you had to witness the shreds of life people gone and never coming back. Then you see their friend put beer cans or bottles of beer it makes so angry that is what kills them as much as the car… drink. As for using the mobile it is my pet hate I get so angry when I see people older people too using mobiles while driving……. sorry I must not go on ! Be well Maryrose you matter ! xxxxxxxx

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  3. penpusherpen
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 17:34:19

    so many deaths thro’ not concentrating on the most important part of driving, watching the road, without distractions. xPenx

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  4. kelihasablog
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 18:36:26

    So glad you added the last picture of the phone and driving… I see so many people (even grown ups who should know better) trying to text and try, just talking and driving, looking at a text someone sent them… plus all the alcohol, drugs and dares. It’s heartbreaking how many student’s funerals I’ve gone to in the last 4 or 5 years due to one of these vices… I got bluetooth in my car I can answer, but I’m not budging on the texting or reading them, much less the alcohol and then driving. So many kids have the “It won’t happen to me” opinion, until it does… 😀 Good post!

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  5. busymindthinking
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 20:06:29

    Okay, I am thoroughly exasperated. I have now read three posts of yours and none of them showed in my reader. I know it’s a wp glitch but it makes me crazy. In a second I have to click unfollow and follow again so they’ll start showing up.

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    • willowdot21
      Feb 26, 2014 @ 21:18:35

      Yes I hate it when that happens, I had that only yesterday one bloger I follow had clicked a like on my post and I thought “Ah! I have not seen her for a while” so I went to her site to say hi, only to find none of her posts had been coming to me. I am glad to know you are following me thanks. 🙂

      Reply

  6. Brett Rossi
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 23:58:00

    would you mind if I promote this on twitter?

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  7. Holistic Wayfarer
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 00:30:37

    Compelling opening, great concrete imagery.

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    • willowdot21
      Feb 27, 2014 @ 09:19:38

      Thank you this is a sad tale that is happening more and more as young drivers are drinking or taking drugs before taking the wheel of a car and more so also they are being destracted by phone , ipods and ipads, they just think they are invincible, sadly they are not.

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  8. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 23:38:49

    Reblogged this on Sheri de Grom and commented:
    Each day serious injury and death statistics climb due to the marvel of modern technology. Where’s your cell phone when you’re driving?

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  9. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 00:00:04

    Terrible, painful and sad, but well written. Call a cab for heaven’s sake.

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  10. Andy Oldham
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 00:38:53

    This is so sad!

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  11. Patricia Yager Delagrange
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 00:58:41

    Lovely poem. Am now following you.
    Patti

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    • willowdot21
      Feb 28, 2014 @ 16:29:45

      Thank you for taking time to stop by and leave your thoughts! I am grateful that you are following me, I really am.I am also pleased that you picked that poem it is not typical of my work but it is a very important one with a message that needs to be spread about. Be well be happy and be blessed! xx

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  12. Inion N. Mathair
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 03:04:47

    A thought provoking poem that should be shared. Important message. My best friends son was killed at eighteen years old when he got into the car of a close friend who had been drinking with him at a party. The friend, (driver) buckled his own belt but failed to buckle Matty’s. While he sat in the car talking to a girl from the party, Matty passed out in the drivers seat unbuckled. His mother got the awful visit from an officer at 3:00 in the morning. His mother’s only son she’s never been right since then. She’s sad and lost and can’t seem to get a grip on life losing her most precious gift. Your life can be altered in a matter of seconds from a wrong decision that is usually made in a drunken stupor. Life’s hard enough throwing decisions our way for us to make in a sobered state of mind. Why make them in a drunken state. We must spread the word to teenagers & tell them these things.

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    • willowdot21
      Feb 28, 2014 @ 16:49:16

      I am so sorry for your friend’s loss, nothing can ever prepare you for the loss of a child. I have three sons all grown and left home I could not even begin to think how I would cope if anything happened to any of them.
      This is another thing it is not only the loss of the child it is the effect on the survivors too, broken families guilty friends ( they feel guilty even though guilt is a word that does not apply. )
      Every teenager should be shown what can happen if you use a phone, drink or take drugs, do your make up even smoking or eating is distraction. Maybe when they take their test and then again yearly, in fact everyone should watch a film showing the aftermath of a crash, and then listen to the relatives and friends…. Sorry I am on my high horse! Thank you for your interest and thoughts and again I am sorry for your friend.

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  13. Bryan
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 00:12:13

    Thanks for addressing these issues! I don’t think we can say enough about them.

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  14. Matt Fluger
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 02:34:28

    This is well-written and delivers such an important message. It’s just not worth getting behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking. The damage can be irreparable.

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  15. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez
    Mar 23, 2014 @ 17:15:55

    That is some scary stuff! Last week my daughter called me stuck in traffic because there was an overturned car, a school bus and a third vehicle. I immediately did not worry about her but my thoughts went to my husband until I learned he would not be there on his commute. I think a baby was killed but I cannot swear to it. People who drink or do drugs and get behind the wheel is like giving a loaded gun to a toddler.

    There will always be those stupid idiots that think a drink helps relax them to drive or that they are able to handle a drink or two. The odds show that it’s the drunk that often survives after killing several others but that may have changed now, though.

    There is no safe drink or drug when driving a vehicle. None. Zero. Zilch.

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    • willowdot21
      Mar 23, 2014 @ 17:30:53

      I agree Jackie there is no safe limit, none at all . If you drink or take dope DO NOT DRIVE. Too many lives are thrown on the scrap heap for a moments indulgence.
      I am so pleased your daughter was okay, and that your husband was not caught in traffic worrying too! I am sorry to hear of the bad crash though. xxx

      Reply

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