It happened to me.


United States
33° 59' 35.9736" N, 118° 23' 55.6224" W

It won't happen to me, I said. That's a sad story, but it won't happen to me. I'm invincible. A teenager. My "whole life ahead of me". It won't happen to me. I'll do everything right. I promised. I won't drink and drive. I agreed. I said, I'll make complete stops, and drive the speed limit. I'll be safe I said. I lied. One text, one word. "yes". The questions was "are you on your way?" I was 2 minutes away. "yes" I said. Send. Stop. Crash. Burn. Death. No, not me. I'm alive. It was him, his name was Johnny you know? He was just 3 years old. Saw his ball roll across the street. I was going the speed limit, I promise. 25 miles per hour in a residential area. I didn't stop. I didn't see. One little text, and now Johnny's dead. Vehicular Manslaughter. That's my charge. Was it worth it? Take my one word text and reverse it. It did happen to me.


Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741