“Moonlight Ride”

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Story of the Every other Week,,,,

One of our readers sent us this poem based on a true story, to share with others.

If you have kids that drive, please share this with them.

The respect that your kids have for you as parents,
The respect that they have for others on the roadways,
The respect that they have towards the driving laws of your State,
The respect that they have for themselves,
And the respect they have for the vehicle they are operating,,,,,
Are the determining factors,
In whether or not your kids will give you grandchildren someday,
Or in a worse case scenario, they become a “Road Side Cross”….

“Moonlight Ride”

Jenny was so happy about the house they had found,
For once in her life it was on the “right side of town.”
She unpacked her things with such great ease,
As she watched her new curtains blow in the breeze…

How wonderful it was to have her own room,
School would be starting, she’s having friends over soon.
There’d be sleepovers, and parties; She was so happy!
It’s just the way she wanted her life to be…

On the first day of school, everything went great,
She made new friends and even got a date.
She thought, “I just want to be popular and I’m going to be,
Because I got a date with the star of the football team…

To be known in this school you had to have clout,
And dating this guy would surely help her out.
There was only one problem stopping her fate,
Her parents had told her she was too young to date…

“Well I just won’t tell them the entire truth,
They won’t know the difference; What’s there to lose?
Jenny asked to stay at her friend’s house that night,
Her parents had frowned but then said “Alright.”…

Excited, she got ready for the big event.
But as she rushed around like she had no sense,
She began to feel guilty about all the lies,
But what’s a pizza, a party, and moonlight ride…

Well the pizza was good, and the party was great,
But the moonlight ride would have to wait.
Jeff was half drunk by this time,
But he kissed her and said that he felt just fine…

Then the room filled with smoke and Jeff took a puff,
Jenny couldn’t believe he was smoking that stuff!
Now Jeff was ready to drive to the point,
But only after he smoked another joint…

They jumped in the car for that moonlight ride,
Not thinking that he was way too drunk to drive.
They finally made it to the point at last,
And Jeff started trying to make a pass…

A pass is not what Jenny wanted at all, (and by a pass, we’re not talking football here)
“Perhaps my parents were right” she thought…maybe I am too young,
“Boy, how could I ever have been so dumb…

With all of her mite she pushed Jeff away,
“Please take me home, I don’t want to stay!”
Jeff started the engine and floored the gas,
In a matter of seconds they were going too fast…

As Jeff drove on in a fit of wild anger,
Jenny now knew that her life was in danger.
She begged and pleaded for him to slow down,
But that just made him go even faster as they neared the town…

“Just let me get home, I’ll confess that I lied,”
“I really went out for a moonlight ride.”
Then all of a sudden, she saw a big flash,
“Oh God, please help us! We’re going to crash!”…

She doesn’t remember the force of the impact,
Just that everything all of a sudden had gone black.
She felt someone remove her from the twisted burning rubble,
And heard a voice yell, “Call an ambulance, these kids are in trouble!”…

Voices she heard…a few words at best,
But she knew there were two cars involved in the wreck.
Then she wondered to herself if Jeff was all right,
And if the people in the other car were still alive…

She awoke in the hospital to faces so sad,
“You’ve been in a wreck and it looks pretty bad.”
These voices echoed inside her head,
As they tried to gently tell her that Jeff was dead…

They said “Jenny, we’ve done all we can do,
But it looks as if we may lose you too.”
“But the people in the other car?” Jenny cried,
“We’re sorry Jenny, they also died.”

Jenny prayed, “God forgive me for what I’ve done,”
“I only wanted to have just one night of fun.”
“Tell those people’s family I’ve made their lives dim,
And that I wish I could return their families to them.”

“Tell Mom and Dad I’m so sorry I lied,”
“And that it’s my fault, so many have died.”
“Oh nurse she pleaded, won’t you please tell them that for me?”
The nurse just stood there, but she never agreed…

Instead, she took Jenny’s hand with tears in her eyes,
And a few minutes later Jenny died.

A man watching nearby, demanded to know,
“Why didn’t you do your best?”
“To bid that little girl her one last request?”

The nurse looked at the man with her eyes oh so sad,
And she slowly answered “Because the people in the other car were her Mom and Dad”…

This story is sad and unpleasant but true,
So young people please read this and learn from it,
It could have been you…

Thank you Ray.G for your contribution. We salute you for sharing such a strong message to our readers.

Sincerely,
The Netcops PSI Staff

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