IJMC Not the Most Pleasant.

                     IJMC - Not the Most Pleasant.

Today's IJMC is a little more saddenning then usual but it carries an 
important message. Although it claims to be a chain letter, there is no 
requirement to pass it on but I agree it is a good idea to. Accidents are 
the number one killer of adolescents in the U.S. and I suspect drunk 
driving is one of the larger segments of those accidents. So, do what you 
will, and see what happens.                                         -dave

P.S. Last night's IJMC is almost definately urban legend...since I'm told
you can't buy contraceptive jelly over the counter...

I went to a party, Mom, I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom, so I drank soda instead.
I really felt proud inside, Mom, the way you said I would.
I didn't drink and drive, Mom, even though the others said I should.
I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom, as everyone is driving out of sight.
As I got into my car, Mom, I knew I'd get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me, so responsible and sweet.
I started to drive away, Mom, but as I pulled out into the road,
the other car didn't see me, Mom, and hit me like a load.
As I lay there on the pavement, Mom, I hear the policeman say,
the other guy is drunk, Mom, and now I'm the one who will pay.
I'm lying here dying, Mom..  I wish you'd get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?  My life just burst like a balloon.
There is blood all around me, Mom, and most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom, I'll die in a short time.
I just wanted to tell you, Mom, I swear I didn't drink.
It was the others, Mom.  The others didn't think.
He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is, he drunk and I will die.
Why do people drink, Mom?  It can ruin your whole life.
I'm feeling sharp pains now.  Pains just like a knife.
The guy who hit me is walking, Mom, and I don't think it's fair.
I'm lying here dying and all he can do is stare.
Tell my brother not to cry, Mom.  Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom, put "Daddy's Girl" on my grave
Someone should have told him, Mom, not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom, I would still be alive.
My breath is getting shorter, Mom.  I'm becoming very scared.
Please don't cry for me, Mom.  When I needed you, you were always there.
I have one last question, Mom, before I say good bye.
I didn't drink and drive, so why am I the one to die?

   Someone took the effort to write this poem.
   So please, forward this to as many people as you can.
   And see if we can get a chain going around the world that will make
people understand that drinking and driving don't mix.
   TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, so please forward this letter to as
many people as you can.

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