Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Parents know best

Jenny was so happy about the house they had found. For once in her
life 'twas 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'd have friends over soon. There'd be sleep-overs, 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 want to be popular and I'm going to be,
Because I just got a date with the star of the team!" To be known in
this school you had to have clout, And dating this guy would sure help
her out. There was only one problem stopping her fate. Her parents had
said 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 with her friends that night. Her parents frowned
but said, "All right." 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 a moonlight ride?
Well the pizza was good, and the party was great, But the moonlight
ride would have to wait. For Dan was half drunk by this time. But he
kissed her and said that he was just fine. Then the room filled with
smoked and Dan took a puff. Jenny couldn't believe he was smoking that
stuff. Now Dan was ready to ride to the point But only after he'd
smoked another joint. They jumped in the car for the moonlight ride,
Not thinking that he was too drunk to drive. They finally made it to
the point at last, And Dan started trying to make a pass. A pass is
not what Jenny wanted at all (and by a pass, I don't mean playing
football.) "Perhaps my parents were right....maybe I am too young.
Boy, how could I ever, ever be so dumb." With all of her might, she
pushed Dan away: "Please take me home, I don't want to stay." Dan
cranked up the engine and floored the gas. In a matter of seconds they
were going too fast. As Dan drove on in a fit of wild anger, Jenny
knew that her life was in danger. She begged and pleaded for him to
slow down, But he just got 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 impact. Just that everything all of a sudden went black. She felt
someone remove her from the twisted rubble, And heard, "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
wondered to herself if Dan was all right, And if the people in the
other car was 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 gently told her that Dan was dead. They said
"Jenny, we've done all we can do. But it looks as if we'll 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 wish I could return
their families to them." "Tell Mom and Dad I'm sorry I lied, And that
it's my fault so many have died. Oh, nurse, won't you please tell them
that for me?" The nurse just stood there-she never agreed. But took
Jenny's hand with tears in her eyes. And a few moments later Jenny
died. A man asked the nurse, "Why didn't you do your best To bid that
girl her one last request?" She looked at the man with eyes so sad.
"Because the people in the other car were her mom and dad." This story
is sad and unpleasant but true, So young people take heed, it could
have been you.

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