Think Twice, Save a Life

Carrie S

6

Grab the keys and hop inside, Forget the buckle, there is no time. Think twice, save a life. Foot to pedal, get there fast, Turn the music up to blast. Think twice, save a life. Hear a buzz on the seat, “Who is that? Who’s texting me?” Think twice, save a life. Grab the phone, see who it is, “Get here quick, it’s starting soon” Think twice, save a life. Glance at the road, just to check, See a kid, crossing quick Think twice, save a life. Swerve the wheel, slam the breaks Time slows down, you hear a scream Think twice, save a life Slowly open your eyes, scared to see The boy is still, he does not breathe Think twice, save a life You wish to rewind, You wish to go back: To buckle up, To turn it down, To ignore the phone, To unread the texts, To keep your eyes focused, To wave him past. You wish to think twice, save HIS life.


Description

The piece above describes the importance of thinking through one’s actions before making a decision. When driving, once a person had made and implemented a decision, there is no undoing that choice. Thus, the best thing young drivers can do to prevent accidents is to “think twice” about their actions before making a decision. This can help prevent road rage, decrease the number of accidents, and even save lives.