I Could Have Waited
I could have waited, but my stubborn self-did not care for anything else. I could have waited a couple more minutes and I would have been safely pulling into the driveway of my home where my mother and father were waiting for me to eat dinner. I could have waited, I thought I was invincible but not invincible enough to survive the car wreck that would put an end to everything I worked for. I could have waited but now instead of my parents dressing up for my High School graduation, they will be dressing up for my funeral. I could have waited, no. I SHOULD have waited because now I am watching my classmates graduate and move on with their lives while I am frozen in time. I should have waited.
Written in the POV of somebody who died due to distracted driving. I hope this inspires anyone who reads this that your life is precious and valuable. Slow down, put down the phone, please don’t drive distracted.