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The night they died (Drunk Driver)

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Dakota
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0 posted 11-13-2000 07:37 PM       View Profile for Dakota   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Dakota

Four young people died the other night
What a crime what a shame
Its just not right

So much of life will never be seen
By those four
Who were just eighteen

Their one and only crime
Being in the wrong place
At the wrong time

Hitch hiking, Looking for a ride
They found one
Thats why they died

The young man behind the wheel
If only they knew
Their lives hed steal

For tonight hed been drinking
Way too much to drive
If only they were thinking

Maybe theyd still be alive
© Copyright 2000 David Ingraham - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-13-2000 08:27 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Heartbreaking. Very sad.

Denise
jwesley
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2 posted 11-13-2000 08:32 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Yep, I know where you're coming from Dakota, wrote about the memory of a drunk a few days ago myself... no excuse's in my book.  I think they get away with much of it because we're all susceptable (and judges, lawyers know they are also prime to be "drunks drives") so let it go by... a shame though, when it causes so much pain and suffering to so many...needlessly.

jwesley
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3 posted 11-13-2000 09:00 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Dakota--

sad indeed. this broke my heart. we
hear about these stories more and more
often. such a shame and waste of lives.
great poem. take care.
~amy~
Dakota
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4 posted 11-13-2000 09:09 PM       View Profile for Dakota   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dakota

Denise~ yes it is very sad to think that mere children are dying ... and for what?  So that someone can show he is a man? or Perhaps just because no one around him had the guts to say... GIVE ME YOUR KEYS!  
Thank you for writing...

jwesley~ maybe it is time the judges and the lawyers learn our children are to high a price to pay!! I heard about this today at work and it tore me up to think that so many died for nothing... Thanks for writing.

Amy~ I agree we here about it too too much... and it is a crying shame it still goes on...  Thank you for your thoughts..
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5 posted 11-14-2000 10:44 AM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Dakota,
I write about drinking and such... but honestly I haven't driven since june of 86. I was hit pretty bad by a drunk. I would've bumped you yesterday but I had just posted "the bet" didn't seem the right time. I was layed up for months and then in a wheelchair for months. yes it's a sorry thing. I'm still the worst person to drive with.
dale

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6 posted 11-14-2000 10:46 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Dakota* A very painful message and one that needs to be heard and listened to. Excellent writing~
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7 posted 11-14-2000 11:56 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Dakota~
There remains a sister behind these tears
Falling still - after twenty brotherless years.

So poignant the message -
So tremendously I feel the sorrow.
~*Marge*~




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[This message has been edited by Marge Tindal (edited 11-14-2000).]
Dakota
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8 posted 11-14-2000 07:09 PM       View Profile for Dakota   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dakota

Dale, I am sorry to hear about what happened to you... I can see you understand oh too well the effects of drunk drivers..  Take care....


Butterflies_don't_cry, I hope more hear of this crime against our own children... and moreso that they join with us to stop it...
Thanks for writing...  


Marge, I am deeply saddened by your loss... you have my deepest condolences...   I know all too well that the pain never goes away.... Thank you for sharing...  Take care

Dakota
kat
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9 posted 11-14-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for kat   Email kat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kat

Dakota:  This is so sad and so true.  I know of someone who did drink and drive.  The saddest part of all was that he DID hit someone but the laws weren't the same as they are now. It was considered an "accident".  Thank-God! the law has been changed since then.  Beautifully written and well said! Thanks for sharing.  

kat
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10 posted 06-06-2004 08:25 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

a sad reality
 
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