If Only We Had Just

Aislin C


I still remember that day We drove off thinking our whole lives would be okay Wonder what would happened if we had just drove What would happened if we just focused on that road Yet still the moment replays and replays I cant forget it, it stays and it stays Always I wish I could picture another day Like one that shines brighter then the headlights we smashed Better then the cars that we crashed than the sirens that flashed than the lives that we trashed than the windows we bashed Better so the moment would last so our lives wouldn’t have ended so fast Yet that moment won’t ever come to pass We can never change the past, you know if only we had drove if we only we had just—


A poem on the lives that have ended because of distracted driving, and also of those wrecked lives that will forever remain in the pasts of distracted drivers. It is meant to be interpreted as in the view point of a distracted driver. The line, “so our lives wouldn’t have ended so fast,” can either be interpreted literally as they died in a car accident, or figuratively as the people they killed in the car accident will always haunt their memory. I aim to show severity of distracted driving in that it can cause both physical and emotional pain.