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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wow. i totally agree with everything you said, and I love it that you are now his voice. great job.

Posted 11 Years Ago


This was a very powerful and painful piece to read. And I agree wholeheartedly with the words that you've written here. You a truly a voice that should and must be heard. My heart goes out to you.

Posted 11 Years Ago


This brought tears to my eyes. It's such a sorrowful happening for any loved one. And justice is rarely just. My heart goes out to you and yours, my friend.

jkb

Posted 11 Years Ago


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I am so sorry to hear about this yes I to feel that the laws should be more strict and that careless people should be handled with no respect when they drive drunk and they hurt someone they should be locked away for life....I know that it is very hard to be hurting over all this but God is now giving him peace and I hope that God helps you to heal and not have to suffer with pain very long...You are a great writer and a wonderful person...Thank you so much for sharing this touching but yet so sad poem with me if you ever need a friend please feel free to email me at [email protected] any time...God Bless

Posted 11 Years Ago


This was done well. It is a well phrased rant / spoken verse poem. The story is developed and carried through to the closing statement that echos the subtitle ... 'Please don't drink and drive.'

This should filmed in that austere, avant guard style and aired as a PSA. This should be heard.

Thanks for the send.

Cheers!
Doc.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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I'm so sorry. I wish you and your family all the best during these times.
The poem was eloquent, it sent a very powerful message. It leaves you with a touch of melancholy emotion, but with determination. Thank you.

Posted 11 Years Ago


This was so strong. I encourage you to be the voice for Bobby. Keep writing because you are strong and powerful, especially in matters like this. Great write!

Posted 11 Years Ago


Powerful. I really like the strong overtones that act as a perfect foil for the sadness of the situation. Nice work.

Posted 11 Years Ago


And a voice that is heard. This is such a powerful message, and so sad. I feel your hurt and pain, yet I feel strength and hope. Thank you for sharing such a personal piece. Wonderful, truly.

Posted 11 Years Ago


Once again I am moved by your words. So many people are learning thruogh your experiences. Keep writing it is so healing in many ways. Thank You for continuing to share.

Posted 11 Years Ago



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Deborah Leah Krempa
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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