It Won’t Happen to Me

Lily F


I finally got my license could finally drive to school, I finally had my own car hoped the others would think it’s cool. No more riding the smelly bus I grabbed my stuff and ran out the door, So excited I forgot to buckle up I turned my key and the engine roared. I pulled out of the driveway I was receiving a call, I decided to ignore it it wasn’t important at all. Turned up the radio they were playing my favorite song, It was a little hard to focus yet I had to sing along. My notifications were going crazy my phone was ringing off the hook, Didn’t want anyone to think I was ignoring them so I decided to take a look. I answered all my friends my car started to swerve, Other drivers got mad at me one even yelled some bad words. Good thing I controlled my car boy was that close, Then I looked in the mirror my makeup sure looked gross. Even after my last scare I had no choice but to fix it, I reached into my bookbag grabbed my makeup and applied my lipstick. I was singing to the radio, Had to text my best friend back, My makeup still wasn’t perfect, My focus was all out of whack. This time I couldn’t control my car, I had to answer one last text, I thought nothing would happen to me at least not what happened next. I wish that I was smarter, My car sure was wrecked, I almost didn’t make it, My life was now a mess. Maybe if I turned off my phone, Maybe if I buckled up, Maybe if I didn’t care about my makeup, Maybe I would of had better luck. Now I know my lesson, Safety rules I’ll now be abiding, You may think it won’t happen to you, Don’t get caught up in distracted driving.


When my teacher told my about this contest I knew I wanted to write a poem. I started by thinking of one of my middle stanzas and branched off from there. In the end I had a poem about a girl who just got her license, driving to school for the first time. She got very distracted and ended up being in a bad accident after she thought nothing would happen to her. Distracted driving is a very dangerous thing and I hope my poem sends a powerful message to teens and persuades them to keep all distractions away.