Teenage Tragedy

October 18, 2009
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Riding along,
The scandalous road.
Our hopes in the air,
Our minds to explode.

Alcohol coursing,
Through our veins.
Laughing along,
Our friend takes the reins.

The sparkly parkway,
Goes on like a dream.
Our cares free as birds,
Our smiles beam.

In our little red wagon,
Our innocence fades away.
Drinking by night,
Hungover by day.

That one clear evening,
With the music blasting.
The four of us hazily looked around,
Our good time was ever – lasting.

Driving blissfully,
Through the red light.
Our lives were just beginning,
Until that one cool night.

Another vehicle,
Following the law.
Coming from the left,
Was what none of us saw.

Hands turning knobs.
Fingers pressing keys.
Distractions abundant,
In times such as these.

The crack of a jaw,
The snap of a neck,
The impact of a crash,
Our lives no longer in check.

Unconscious in the hospital,
With three broken limbs,
My memories were scattered,
With the joy of our whims.

I was the survivor,
Dead due to the strife.
Why me. I wondered.
Why do I deserve life.

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Queen Of Mars said...
May 28, 2012 at 10:08 am

There are just three words for this: I LOVE IT.

I love the beautiful way you say it... wow.... hats off! 

rosabella14 said...
Jan. 17, 2012 at 8:29 pm
It was wonderful! I loved every word of it!!
otherpoet said...
Jan. 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm
So beautiful, yet deadly. When you ask why me, just think, why not you? This poem is amazing, please keep writing because you can change the world with your words.
irishlass317 said...
Sept. 29, 2011 at 4:46 pm
Wow. This poem described teenage drinking in a way that is very sad, but beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please keep writing!!!!!!!!!!!
hiii said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm
I really like this poem because it almost tells a story and it makes you want to keep reading til the end. Also because it is something you might be able to relate to as you grow up.
AlisRed said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm
This Was very touching i could understand exactly wat your feeling through you poem best luck to you live the life u were given to the fullest.
Leahrose211 said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 12:08 pm
i literally just sat in silence and read this and now i am wondering if this really happened. did u know someone who this happened to? imagery very nice. love. this.
missamanda said...
Jan. 30, 2011 at 1:08 am
That was amazing. Your words really took me away.
iWriteToExpressThouqhts said...
Nov. 3, 2010 at 10:32 am
powerful , awesome , well written . AMAZING ! iloved this ! please check out my work =]
Muzic4MeAlways This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 11, 2010 at 6:35 pm
wow deep, dramatic, and Good
Jordyn V. said...
May 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm
bluemagnet22 said...
Nov. 14, 2009 at 12:50 pm
Vry good but i do prefer the fast lane one
Rebecca P. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm
yea because fast lane is my revised version. thank you
Grazianox3 said...
Nov. 13, 2009 at 7:22 am
this is so powerful! good job becca!
jayyxxkayy said...
Nov. 4, 2009 at 7:39 am
this is so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jason W. said...
Oct. 30, 2009 at 7:55 am
This is very good!!!
Stefanie W. said...
Oct. 30, 2009 at 7:48 am
this is so good!
legolas_elf said...
Oct. 28, 2009 at 8:17 pm
Thank you for commenting on my article I See. Great poem, love the descriptions and how well it flows. It's really powerful and really gets the message across. Great job with this one, keep up the good work!
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