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Read Poems by Allison Unknown

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The Crash

There has been an accident
And I don’t know what to do

The sirens are getting closer
And yet, I hear no voices

I was at my friends house
And had a couple beers

Until I got a phone call

I picked it up and answered
The other voice had said
"Where are you?"

I knew
That I was screwed

My little brother had practice that day
And I was supposed to pick him up

I got to the school safely
And decided everything was going to be okay

I didn’t see the other person
Then there was a flash
And in that flash
There was a crash

Three out of the four people had died that day
And I'm that number four

In the other vehicle
There was a dad and his daughter
Going home from the park
The little girl was only six years old

Most important though
Was my little brother

He had died that day
Did I tell you
He was only ten

The paramedic said
"He died quickly"
They always say that though

I knew it wasn't true
They just said that to help us get through

He is dead
And I'm alive

And I don't know what to do

~(~Get a Ride, Don't Drink and Drive. You'll Save a Life~)~

Copyright © Allison Unknown | Year Posted 2010


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  1. Date: 11/9/2011 5:22:00 AM

    Thank you for sharing this excellently writ poem. It give a very important message that many people ignore. Thank you once more.------Ell
  1. Date: 1/18/2011 5:27:00 PM

    Very emotional heartrending write. I would like to invite you to read my poem The White Snow. Maybe you might like it.
  1. Date: 1/5/2011 4:47:00 PM

    You have described a terrible tragedy. I lost a cousin in a similar situation. I know he was not drinking because he was an Alcoholics Anonymous lecturer. This is decently written poem with clear description. I'm sorry to hear this happened to you.
  1. Date: 12/1/2010 3:36:00 PM

    Hello Allison, Welcome to Poetry Soup, I think although this is so very sad, it is a reminder that we must all follow. Keep your writing flowing and I will be looking in on you. Well done As Always, Shar
  1. Date: 12/1/2010 6:45:00 AM

    We are having our first laying snowfall this morning in Springfield,Ohio. December 1,2010 what a way to enter this month. It is absolutely beautiful and finds me in good spirits. I have enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Allison. Looking forward to reading more. Have a wonderful day. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 11/30/2010 8:24:00 PM

    I lost my little sister to drinking and driving. This is so powerful. Thank you for sharing. ~Betty