Regret

October 20, 2017
By thogan12 BRONZE, Cascade, Iowa
thogan12 BRONZE, Cascade, Iowa
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The car turned down an old gravel road
Crash
I sat in the backseat with my friends from Kindergarten
Crash
Graduation Day was tomorrow
Crash
The celebration had only just begun
Crash
We all laughed and took another chug
Crash
I noticed a strange bright light in my peripheral vision
Crash
I heard a loud scream from Tom, the driver
Crash
My body slammed against the back of the dust-filled seat
Crash
I was thrown from the car
Crash
When I landed, my head hit the cold, hard gravel
Crash
Silence and darkness surrounded me
Crash
When I awoke, I looked around
Crash
In shock, I noticed Julie lying next to me
Crash
Her face was covered in blood
Crash
As I reached over to wake her, I shuddered at the touch of her cold, pale skin
Crash
An uncontrollable screaming, sob escaped from my mouth
Crash
I slowly stumbled to my feet, only to find Tom and Macie trapped
Crash
The car had flipped upside down
Crash
I knew
Crash
I knew they hadn’t survived
Crash
My body collapsed to the cold, hard ground once again
Crash
As I lied there, I regretted turning down that dark gravel road
Crash
I regretted taking one last chug with my friends
Crash
I heard sirens in the distance
Crash
As I lied on the cold ground, tears filled my tired eyes
Crash
I looked over at my friends one last time
Crash
And I wished they would still be graduating alongside of me tomorrow


The author's comments:

Underage drinking, along with driving under the influence is something that is too frequent in today's society. I wrote this poem to emphasize the dangers of underage drinking and drunk driving, I also wrote this poem to show the regret and sadness one may feel if this type of situation were to occur. 


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