Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mummy Dear

I went to a party Mom,
I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom,
So I drank soda instead.

I really felt proud inside, Mom,
The way you said I would.
I didn't drink and drive, Mom,
Even though the others said I should.

I know I did the right thing, Mom,
I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom,
As everyone is driving out of sight.

As I got into my car, Mom,
I knew I'd get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me,
So responsible and sweet.

I started to drive away, Mom,
But as I pulled out into the road,
The other car didn't see me, Mom,
And hit me like a load.

As I lay there on the pavement, Mom,
I hear the policeman say,
"The other guy is drunk," Mom,
And now I'm the one who will pay.

I'm lying here dying, Mom....
I wish you'd get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?
My life just burst like a balloon.

There is blood all around me, Mom,
And most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom,
I'll die in a short time.

I just wanted to tell you, Mom,
I swear I didn't drink.
It was the others, Mom.
The others didn't think.

He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is, he drank
And I will die.

Why do people drink so much, Mom?
It can ruin anyone's whole life.
I'm feeling sharp pains now.
Pains just like a knife.

The guy who hit me is walking, Mom,
And I don't think it's fair.
I'm lying here dying
And all he can do is stare.

Tell my brother not to cry, Mom.
Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom,
Put "Daddy's Girl" on my grave.

Someone should have told him, Mom,
Not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom,
I would still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, Mom.
I'm becoming very scared.
Please don't cry for me, Mom.
When I needed you, you were always there.

I have one last question, Mom.
Before I say good bye.
I didn't drink and drive,
So why am I the one to die?


Sylvia K said...

A beautiful but heartbreaking poem and unfortunately all too true, too often. Hope you are well. Have a lovely evening.


Ugich Konitari said...

This is so relevant in what's happening in Mumbai these days. Innocent lives taken by those for whom money has no value and driving is a sport.

When will we learn ?

nsiyer said...

Thanks Sylvia. But things need to change. It will.

We will be made to learn. Ugich Konitari, it requires another Lord Krishna to come to save the world . We trust God and it will happen.

Brian Miller said...

ugh. worked a few of those grisly scenes...pulled a few bodies out too..nicely written & so true...

nsiyer said...

Brian, yeah, thanks.

Pearl said...

There is no telling, is there? All of our lives lie in all of our hands...


Kavi said...

There is hope and possibility. things will change sir. There is far more understanding around this. Things will change..Sad..

Varunavi said...

This is so true,my hubby's cousin lost his life,where as the person who was driving was drunk and he is very much alive and is with his family.Where as this guy had left behind 9 months old daughter and a young wife.

Thanx for the comment on my blog,glad that your wife likes my blog

nsiyer said...

Pearl, nice of you to come over. Long time. Thanks

Kavi, I am happy folks like you have the faith that things will change. I know you with your thoughts, actions and words will bring this change.

Varunavi, thanks for coming over.

Neha said...

yes, things will indeed change..there will be a stop to all these things..let's hope it comes soon enough though..

lynda Howells said...

l have just come across your poem and l was really went straight to my heartxxlynda

RGB said...

loved the way u expressed a simple truth in this simple yet nicely worded poem.

Smriti-The Rememberance said...

Amazing and truly heart touching

Sridhar said...

read yr blog after a very long interval Truly a touching one ( that too after my recent loss of my mom)

Sorcerer said...


very touching, true and beautiful poem I have read.

This is what today is.

nice work

sujata said...

Such a heartwrenching poem! And such a relevant topic! We need more moms like the girls, thats the only way!

Babli said...

I appreciate for your wonderful poem. Each and every word is touching and you have written it very nicely.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Sorcerer, Sujatha and Babli for your inspiring comments.

AMIT said...

Beautiful poem.

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