If not for yourself, do it for your loved ones

Ryale C


Sirens wailing, Eyes finally opening. “What happened?” You are wondering. A glance at your surroundings, Notice that you had been bleeding. Off to the side of the road, men in uniforms are talking. Your body hurting. Mind still processing. Seeing your best friend is crying. Eyes wide open, finally realizing. You and your friends were wildin’ out while driving. Is this what you were desiring? Had to post a snap real quick, not knowing… Car leaning to the left, to the right, you were swerving. Yelling and singing with the music blaring. But don’t worry the snap was posted, unheeding… To the danger, the accident just waiting to happen, easygoing. You start to break out in tears as you are remembering. “I should have been careful, I should have paid attention to the road.” You are thinking. Everyone survived, still harmed in the process, nothing devastating. Is this the end or a new beginning? Distracted driving is dangerous, come now, haven’t you learned something? From this past experience that you were not craving? Next time you’ll pay attention to the road and focus on your driving, Because now you know, distracted driving is life-threatening.


A large amount of teenagers befall such a tragedy and it is truly heartbreaking. Families and loved ones of the victim(s) are devastated when they come to find out that their child/nephew/niece, whatever it may be, had gotten in a car accident and did not survive. It’s great to see that people from all over the world are submitting their entries filled with their ideas on how to prevent these accidents from happening and how to make an impact. I wanted to keep my poem simple, but have an impact nonetheless. Before you drive, especially with passengers, ensure that you have no distractions to avert your attention from driving and the road.