Bobby's Voice

Bobby's Voice

A Poem by Deborah Leah Krempa
"

(Please don't drink and drive)

"

A

 

Broken pelvis

 

A

 

Broken spine

 

Fractured bones

 

Was not enough damage done

 

To kill him

 

The Coroner's Report read

 

It was blunt force

 

Trama to his head

 

He sustained too much

 

Cranial damage

 

Pronounced dead at the scene

 

Of the accident

 

Yet the report also read

 

There were several minutes that had passed

 

After the impact

 

He was still alive

 

I wonder did he suffer long?

 

I wonder did he feel any pain?

 

I wonder what were his last thoughts?

 

The list of questions could on and on

 

Until I drive myself insane

 

It is a shame

 

A drunk driver is to blame

 

Someone who so carelessly

 

Got behind the wheel of an automobile

 

Someone who under the influence of alcohol

 

Decided they could handle it on their own

 

Decided not to take a taxicab home

 

Decided not use a designated driver

 

Decided

 

That is the key word

 

He made a decision

 

To drink and drive that fateful night

 

Choices

 

Another keyword

 

We need to be held responsible for the choices we make

 

Drunk or sober

 

We need to be held accountable

 

For our actions as a society and individually

 

So here I am a grieving mother

 

Writing words of poetry

 

Creating a voice

 

One that needs to be heard

 

Across the land

 

We need tougher laws in our states

 

We need early prevention in our schools

 

We need zero tolerance of alcohol on our roadways

 

We need stricter penalties for those who break the laws

 

My son is now a statistic

 

Though he is not without a name or a face

 

His name was "Bobby" and I am his voice

 

 

 

 

 

© 2009 Deborah Leah Krempa


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I was also struck by a drunk driver. I wrote a poem about it that I will publish in the future. I thank you. There is no end to the grief now, perhaps in the future. In regard to the poem, it was touching and powerful. Thank you for sharing this healing message. Also, my nick name is Bobbie. I don't know what difference that makes, but to me it seems significant. Thank you again. Barb

Posted 11 Years Ago


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very moving a forceful- I am saddened that you have to share this story and yet glad that you have the strength to share, perhaps if these stories are told loud enough and often enough people will start paying attention and think about what they do before they do it.

Posted 10 Years Ago


There is no justice in a world this cold.An Excellent piece and I feel so saddened by your loss. Your poetry seems to be an outlet for your pain and the only beauty in a otherwise dark and terrible time.

Posted 10 Years Ago


I agree absolutely with your thoughts on what is needed in this country to prevent this type of thing from happening. It's so sad and horrible how he had to pass, hopefully he did not suffer...

A powerful message, i appreciate you sharing this experience so hopefully others may change/learn from it.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Poetry is an excellent way to deliver strong sentiments as you do with this one. Well done and keep finding ways to express the loss of love in your life as you speak with your son's voice.


Posted 10 Years Ago


And a beauitful voice it is too.

Hugs
Mx

Posted 10 Years Ago


This was a very emotinally, moving poem. Even though, I am not a drinker, I am a thinker, and I think that people all over the world should read this poem and share a moment of silence, for people that have lost thier sons or daughters to a drunk driver.

Posted 11 Years Ago


theres nothing i can really say here...

Posted 11 Years Ago


Oh my dear. This broke open the flood gates in my soul. I thought I didn't have any tears left, but your heartbreaking story filled my dry ocean of tears. I know your pain. My son's name was David. It wasn't an accident. It was cancer and it was cancer that also took his dad last month. My only solace is that they are now together.

This was an amazing write.

I will pray for your comfort and also for drunk drivers to not get into their cars.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Its a terrible thing what happened to your son and I deeply sorry for your loss. And I completely agree with your statement. You be heard and make it loud and clear.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Thank you for sharing this powerful poem. I am sorry for your loss. I agree with your sentiments about decisions and accountability. You portrayed your grief and determination to move forward to find meaning in speaking for him and others in the pursuit of removing the avoidable menace on our highways.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Deborah Leah Krempa

Toledo, OH



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I am grandmother,.. My children and my grandchildren I love them all so very much. They are my gifts from my creator, the blessings in this life. I simply adore poetry and the .. more..

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