Monday, August 28, 2006


Jenny 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 be.

On the first day of school, everything went great. She made new friends
and even got a date! She thought, "I want to be popular and I'm going to
be, because I just got a date with the star of the team!" To be known in
this school you had to have 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 to date. "Well I just won't tell them the entire
truth. They won't know the difference; what's there to lose?"
Jenny asked to stay with her friends that night.
Her parents frowned but said, "All right."

Excited, she got ready for the big event but as she rushed around like
she had no sense, she began to feel guilty about all the lies, but what's
a pizza, a party, and a moonlight ride? Well the pizza was good, and the
party was great, but the moonlight ride would have to wait. For Dan was
half drunk by this time. But he kissed her and said that he was just fine.
Then the room filled with smoked and Dan took a puff. Jenny couldn't
believe he was smoking that stuff. Now Dan was ready to ride to the
point but only after he'd smoked another joint. They jumped in the car
for the moonlight ride, not thinking that he was too drunk to drive.
They finally made it to the point at last, And Dan started trying to
make a pass. A pass is not what Jenny wanted at all (and by a pass,
I don't mean playing football.) "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 Dan away: "Please take me home, I don't want to
stay." Dan cranked up the engine and floored the gas. In a matter of
seconds they were going too fast. As Dan drove on in a fit of wild anger,
Jenny knew that her life was in danger. She begged and pleaded for him
to slow down, but he just got faster as they neared the town. "Just
let me get home! I'll confess that I lied. I 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 impact. Just that everything all of
a sudden went black. She felt someone remove her from the twisted
rubble, And heard, "Call an ambulance! These kids are in trouble! Voices
she heard...a few words at best. But she knew there were two cars
involved in the wreck. Then wondered to herself if Dan was all right,
and if the people in the other car was alive. She awoke in the hospital to
faces so sad. "You've been in a wreck and it looks pretty bad." These
voices echoed inside her head, as they gently told her that Dan was
dead. They said "Jenny, we've done all we can do. But it looks as if
we'll lose you too." "But the people in the other car!?" Jenny cried.
"We're sorry, Jenny, they also died." Jenny prayed, "God, forgive me
for what I've done I only wanted to have just one night of fun."
"Tell those people's family, I've made their lives dim, and wish I could
return their families to them." "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 never agreed.
But took Jenny's hand with tears in her eyes.
And a few moments later Jenny died.

A man 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 so sad. "Because
the people in the other car were her mom and dad." This story is sad
and unpleasant but true, So young people take heed,
it could have been you.

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