(This is a true
was so happy about the house they had found.
For once in
her life 'twas on the right side of town.
She unpacked her
things with such great ease.
As she watched her new
curtains blow in the breeze.
How wonderful it was to have
her own room.
School would be starting, she'd have
friends over soon.
There'd be sleep-overs, and parties; she
was so happy.
It's just the way she wanted her life to
On the first day of school, everything went
She made new friends and even got a date!
thought, "I want to be popular and I'm going to be,
I just got a date with the star of the team!"
To be known
in this school you had to have a clout,
and dating this guy
would sure help her out.
There was only one problem
stopping her fate.
Her parents had said she was too young
"Well, I just won't tell them the entire
They won't know the difference; what's there to
Jenny asked to stay with her friends that
Her parents frowned but said, "All
Excited, she got ready for the big
but as she rushed around like she had no
She began to feel guilty about all the lies,
what's a pizza, a party, and a moonlight ride?
the pizza was good, and the party was great,
moonlight ride would have to wait.
For Jeff was half drunk
by this time,
but he kissed her and said that he was just
Then the room filled with smoke and Jeff took a
Jenny couldn't believe he was smoking that
Now Jeff was ready to ride to the point,
after he'd smoked another joint.
They jumped in the car for
the moonlight ride,
not thinking that he was too drunk to
They finally made it to the point at
and Jeff started trying to make a pass.
A pass is
not what Jenny wanted at all
(and by a pass, I don't mean
"Perhaps my parents were
right....maybe I am too young.
Boy, how could I ever, ever
be so dumb?"
With all of her might, she pushed Jeff
"Please take me home, I don't want to stay."
cranked up the engine and floored the gas.
In a matter
of seconds they were going too fast.
As Jeff drove on in a
fit of wild anger,
Jenny knew that her life was in
She begged and pleaded for him to slow
But he just got faster as they neared the
"Just let me get home! I'll confess that I lied!
really went out for a moonlight ride."
Then all of a
sudden, she saw a big flash.
"Oh God, Please help us! We're
going to crash!"
She doesn't remember the force of
just that everything all of a sudden went
She felt someone remove her from the twisted
and heard, "call an ambulance! These kids are in
Voices she heard...a few words at best,
she knew there were two cars involved in the
Then wondered to herself if Jeff was all
and if the people in the other car were
She awoke in the hospital to faces so
"You've been in a wreck and it looks pretty
These voices echoed inside her head,
gently told her that Jeff was dead.
But it looks as if
we'll lose you too."
"But the people in the other
"We're sorry, Jenny, they also
Jenny prayed, "God, forgive me for what I've
I only wanted to have just one night of
"Tell those people's family, I've made their
and wish I could return their families to
"Tell Mom and Dad I'm sorry I lied,
and that it's
my fault so many have died.
Oh, Nurse, won't you please
tell them that for me?"
The nurse just stood there.....she
But took Jenny's hand with tears in her
and a few moments later Jenny died.
asked the nurse, "Why didn't you do your best
To bid that
girl her one last request?"
She looked at the man with eyes
"Because the people in the other car were
Mom and Dad."
This story is sad and unpleasant
but true. So young people take heed, it could have been