Meant to be

November 14, 2016
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It’s been 10 years since my mom passed away

She was driving drunk and flipped her car down by the creek

It’s crazy because it feels like it just happened last week

She said she was taking a shortcut to work but I told her not to go that way

I thought with time I would get better but that was just a lie

Every other day instead of going to bed I just cry

I didn’t have anyone to talk to so I tried to forget about it

Then that was when the depression really hit

I substituted people for booze and dope

It was the worst way to cope

Driving drunk one day I thought I was fine

I was taking the same shortcut my mom did that time

Going way too fast for the upcoming curve

I ran off the road and instinctively swerved

This must have been meant to be

I went head on into a 10 year old oak tree

I thought I was ok until I looked to see

My mother standing at the same curve where she left me

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MagdaEmilia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 5, 2016 at 11:16 pm
That's intense, you did a good job on it. Thank you for sharing your work
TJPalmer replied...
Dec. 6, 2016 at 8:56 am
Thank you for taking the time to read it
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