Tuesday, December 20, 2011
One Too Many
One solitary moment is all it takes
one too many drinks at one more bar
just this one time behind the wheel
because home is one mile away.
Today I saw a bumper sticker, said
"A drunk driver killed
my daughter and I'm MADD!"
Well I would be, wouldn't you?
Last week one drove around a school bus
hit two sisters and their grandfather
life will be forever changed
from that one mistake.
And a bond hearing yesterday
to lower bail for that "poor man"
a dozen people spoke on his good character;
after all, he only messed up once.
So here's to all the ones
whose lives have been lost
either in the ground or behind bars
to one too many drinks.
Prompt inspiration: Poetry Jam (Solitary)