The Premature End of a Beautiful Life

Alicia D


Driving quickly, on her way home, “Ding!” She heard a tone coming from her phone. Her eyes darted down, but quickly away, The dangers of phones while driving, in her mind were at bay. Safely, she continued on her way home. But evidently, she wasn’t the only feeling impulse from her phone. “Smash!” Went the windows as a car hit from the side, Gravity took hold as the car flipped. Her body was tied. The emergency lights blared – red, white, and blue. Into the mess her mother quickly flew. Her tears gently touched her daughter’s pale white cheek. She had to say a dying goodbye: Mom fell to her knees weak. Many were hurt because one “had” to call. Put your phone away when driving – don’t look at it at all!


This is a poem about a story that I heard of a girl around my age who was killed in a texting and driving accident. The message or phone call is never worth the risk. You may think you are not around other drivers at the time you decide to take the risk and send the message, however, this fact is not true.