If She Was Sober

Ever so casually, she upped her speed gradually
She’s now accelerating 120 down the once quiet highway
Booze fills her cup, it’s spilling from the sides
Life’s been treating her pretty damn fair,
The party was great…yeah…
She giggles
She is going home with a boy tonight.

Ever so casually, she upped her speed gradually
She’s now accelerating 145 down the once quiet highway
If she was sober, maybe she’d think things over
She’d think about the speed she was going. And about the boy who sits by her
And about what if she was pulled over …
Arrested then charged for reckless drunk driving
But that is the least of her worries.

Because ever so casually, a family of four are driving home gradually
Two kids sleeping soundly
With two parents who smile proudly
See, the father is the biggest fan of his sons little League baseball team
The youngest, the son, he hit the team winning home run
His parents are so proud that his team had won
They are just behind the next turn.

Ever so hazardously, she upped her speed gradually
She’s now accelerating 160…180 down the once quiet highway
If she was sober maybe she would think things over
Maybe she would think about how she could really ruin things for herself and for the family of four that are ever so near
And that boy that sits by her, he now screams!
He’s no long slurring and laughing
His words and speech are crystal clear
PULL OVER A CAR IS NEAR!!

But she can’t seem to feel the wheel of the car that rests in her hands,
And now they are spinning, swerving.
Why won’t the car stop!
She’s pushing in the break!
But it’s too late.

Ever so casually she lost her sleep gradually.
Never sleeping soundly, she sits still quietly.
And wonders that maybe if the she was sober
Maybe she would have thought things over.

My instagram handle is noelinethevenot, and my blog is abeatingheartsreflection.wordpress.com.

I am a second year university student studying English and history. I like reading thriller and mystery novels, and I enjoy things that are usually classified as creepy or odd. OH! And I love black and white movies. 🙂

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