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TRChik
29-07-03, 02:26
i read this today in the paper, and being a new and unexpierenced driver, i thought id share it..

Dead at Seventeen

Agony claws my mind. I am a statistic. When I first got here I felt very much alone. I was overwhelmed by grief, and I expected to find sympathy.
I found no sympathy. I swa only thousands of others whose bodies were as badly mangled as mine. I was given a number and placed in a category. The category was called "Traffic Fatalities."
The day I died was an ordinary school day. How I wish I had taken the bus! But I was too cool for the bus. I remember how I wheelded the car out of Mom. "Special favor," I pleaded. "All the kids drive." When the 2:50pm bell rang, I threw my books in the locker... free until tomorrow morning! I ran to the parking lot, excited at the thought of driving a car and being my own boss.
It doesn't matter how the accident happened. I was goofing off - going too fast, taking crazy chances. But I was enjoying my freedom and having fun. The last thing I remember was passing an old lady who seemed to be going awfully slow. I herd a crash and felt a terrific jolt. Glass and steel flew everywhere. My whole body seemed to be turing inside out. I heard myself scream.
Suddenly, I awakened. It was very quiet. A police officer was standing over me. I saw a doctore. My body was mangled. I was saturated with blood. Pieces of jagged glass were sticking out all over. Strange that I couldn't feel anything. Hey, don't pull that sheet over my head. I can't be dead. I'm only 17. I've got a date tonight. I'm supposedto have a wonderful life ahead of me. I haven't lived yet. I can't be dead.
Later i was palced in a drawer. My folks came to identify me. Why did they have to see me like this? Why did I have to look at Mom's eyes and when she faced the most terrible ordeal of her life? Dad suddenly looked very old. He told the man in charge, "Yes, he's our son."
The funeral was weird. I saw all my relatives and friends walk toward the casket. They looked at me with the saddest eyes I've ever seen. Some of my buddies were crying. A few of the girls touched my hand and sobbed as they walked by.
Please somebody - wake me up! get me out of here. I can't bear to see Mom and Dad in such pain. My grandparents are so weak from grief they can barely walk. My brother and sister are like zombies. They more like robots. In a daze. Everybody. No one can believe this. I can't believe it, either.
Please, don't burry me! I'm not dead! I have a lot of living to do! I want to laugh and run again! I want to sing and dance. Please don't put me in the ground! I promise if you give me just one more chance, God, I'll be the most careful driver in the whole world. All I want is one mroe chance. Please, God, I'm only 17.

this really bugged me. i hate reading stuff like this, but it made me think twice about my driving. i shouldnt be going as fast as i do, and i shouldnt think "oh i'll make this turn before this car comes."

just thought id share that with you all.

Celli
29-07-03, 02:36
It's really sad when kids have to die in senseless car accidents.

I remember a few years ago it was the weekend before the Seniors were going to graduate. A bunch of them went out to a party that Thursday night/Friday morning. They got really drunk. 3 out of 4 people died in that car that foggy Friday morning, as they drove to school for their last day at FHS. The tassell for the graduation cap was found still around the rearview mirror, which was lying 10 feet away from the car.

TRChik
29-07-03, 02:38
wow :eek: :( some girls at Notre Dame Acadamy last year were driving, and it happened to be rainging out, and they were killed by drunk drivers.