One for the road.

  A serious and timely reminder of the tragic consequences of drink driving, from the

Laird of Glencairn



I went to a party
and remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, mum
so I had a sprite instead.

I felt proud of myself,
the way you said I would.
That I didn’t drink and drive,
though some friends said I should.

I made a healthy choice,
and your advice to me was right.
The party finally ended,
and the kids drove out of sight.

I got into my car,
sure to get home in one piece.
I never knew what was coming, mum,
something i expected least

Now I’m lying on the pavement,
and I hear the policeman say.
The kid that caused this wreck was drunk,
mum, his voice seems far away.

My own blood’s all around me,
as I try hard not to cry.
I can hear the paramedic say,
this girl is going to die.

I’m sure the guy had no idea,
while he was flying high.
Because he chose to drink and drive,
now I would have to die.

So, why do people do it, mum,
knowing that it ruins lives?
And now the pain is cutting me,
like a hundred stabbing knives.

Tell sister not to be afraid, mum,
tell daddy to be brave.
And when i go to heaven,
put "Daddy’s Girl" on my grave.

Someone should have taught him,
that it’s wrong to drink and drive.
Maybe if his parents had,
I’d still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, mum,
I’m getting really scared.
These are my final moments,
and i’m so unprepared.

I wish that you could hold me mum,
as I lie here and die.
I wish I could say "I love you mum!"
so I love you and goodbye !!






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21 responses to “One for the road.

  1. Bittersweet on-the-hill.

    Hello Kenny,Thank you for your holiday greeting and Happy New Year to you. We have had our fair share of snow these past two weeks and they promise us dustings these next few days. Keeps the countryside looking pristine and clear. We begin with a fresh slate and I wish you many blessings this coming year. And with those blessings many fresh trout, good fishing in those deep waters and much sunshine to keep you warm. Thank you for being a blog buddy and making life all that more enjoyable. Throwing a smile at you from across the pond. Peace…..Bittersweet


  2. Happy New Year Kenny! Wishing you health, peace and joy for 2009. Have fun! Mei


  3. I hope I didn’t wake you from napping. Just stopping by to send you good wishes for the new year.Peace


  4. enjoyed a festive York now waiting glass in hand for 2009. wishing you and yours peace and good health. [ OH and an escape from relegation !! ]


  5. Well I followed your example and spent two days on the sofa reading a book – quite a departure from my usual frenetic pace but I’m not complaining!Hope you are well. Peace


  6. Hi Kenny! THank you for the warm Christmas wishes you left for me! I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas. Peace


  7. Hi Kenny, many thanks for your kind wishes, Saturday was brilliant, and really couldn’t have been much better ( apart from winning a million on the lottery) Birmingham got stuffed, Villla won, we are now third,and I’m on top of the world.One of my presents is a corporate day out at Villa Park for the Arsenal match on Boxing day, in the Directors suite & seating area, complimentary bar, meeting players,and all sorts of goodies…and I cant wait! You might even get to see me on the tv!!I know what you mean about refs, sometimes some of the decisions are just a little bit suspect….I hope you have a brilliant christmas me old mate, and a (not literally ) blinding new year, and I look forward to many many more conversations with you.All the best to you & yours, may 2009 bring you all that you wish for.Cheers KennyWoof woof!!


  8. Thank you for your Christmas Greeting Kenny, nice to see you dropped in and I hope you have a peaceful and happy New Year too! Mei


  9. This is a timely reminder of how stupid we can be year round, but it seems worse during the holidays. Thanks for reminding one and all Kenny, it’s too bad we need it still. I haven’t done it in decades, but it gives me shivers to think of all the times I did when I was young, and grateful that I never hurt anyone. Blessed be


  10. Hi Kenny, what a lovely creation you left me, you know I ain’t turned psp on since I finished those tips, might have to do some for 2009 lol. I hope you hav a lovely Christmas and if I don’t get back before then here’s wishing you a very happy new year full of bright blessings xxx


  11. Happy Holidays , Merry Christmas my Dear.Deep Peace to you always KennyStay safe and have a glass of wine for me.Lisa xo


  12. Well I’ve made the last batch of popcorn and cleaned up my very messy kitchen. Everyone who tries the popcorn loves it! Maybe in a month or two I’ll make some more, but for now, I’m just darned tired of it!I delighted in having a lazy day on the sofa yesterday (see, I can slow down when I want to!). Went to church, got home and changed into my comfy sweats and just lounged all day! I still need to wrap presents but I can do that tonight, tomorrow night and all day Wednesday.Be well. Peace


  13. Hello Kenny! Why people still do it? Selfish! Just popped in to say Merry Christmas! Have a great time. Mei


  14. Another excellent case for banning alcohol altogether. These horrific incidents happen all the year round and what does the government do about it? Focus everybody’s attention on persecuting the smokers. Meanwhile drink drivers continue their carnage unabated. This is the way of the world. It will not change until it is too late for change to change anything.


  15. Aye aye Cap’n permission to come aboard?..Very powerful words Kenny, makes you think a bit.. perhaps if they were read out on tv, or postered people might take more notice.Well done Saturday by the way, for taking 2 points off the Arse, and helping the glorious Villa make their way into 4th place..I always liked Gareth Southgate ( seriously)and I thought the stick he got when he left was uncalled for.Good entry about spaces and the updates, I said more or less the same thing myself,once we get used to it we will be all smiles!Thanks for posting the privacy stuff ( that Dev sure knows what he is talking about ), and I do remember my first message, and also my first friend, a canadian lady called Lea, though for some reason we appear to have lost contact a bit recently.. I will have do something about that!Hope you are well, and not too cold up there, and looking forward to christmas,Take care me old mate, see you soon woof woof!


  16. Hi Kenny,it is a very sad entry,it is an important reminder,nobody should drive drank,although a lot of young people are doing it every weekend.It is huge problem nowadays.take care my


  17. Coffee With Kate

    Yes this is a timely and important reminder, one that I wish all would head. Thanks for stopping by. xxx


  18. A very timely reminder – thank you. When I’m out at the various holiday parties I attend, I’m always amazed when people try to push another drink on me. I stick with one drink and then have water or soda. But as your poem indicates, it’s not just you, it’s the other drives as well.Be well. Peace


  19. Good one, Kenny. So true. My kids, all grown now, have all their friends spend the night if they have a (rare) party. Same with their friends. It works well.


  20. Very timely post, Kenny, and I’m glad you did this. I’ve read this before but it never stops breaking my heart. Years ago, I lost a friend just this way. They were only 22 and had never even tasted alcohol. So unfair. I know this is especially the season for partying, and I like a good cocktail as much as the next person, but I do not drive even after only one…or ride with anyone that has. Better to just stay at home and be safe because there are a lot of lunatics on the holiday road — all thinking, "It will never happen to me". Thanks for this reminder. xoxoxo


  21. And the tears just seep from my eyes for all the Mothers and their Families who have lost a beloved child because of the consequences of anothers reckless actions…. I feel This is so obviously a subject that is close to you heart. xx


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