Drug Free Poem

Proud to Be Drug Free I went to a party, And remembered what you said. You told me not to drink, Mom, so I had a Sprite instead. I felt proud of myself, The way you said I would, that I didn't drink and drive, though some friends said I should. I made a healthy choice, And your advice to me was right. The party finally ended, and the kids drove out of sight. I got into my car, Sure to get home in one piece. I never knew what was coming, Mom, something I expected least. Now I'm lying on the pavement, And I hear the policeman say, the kid that caused this wreck was drunk, Mom, his voice seems far away. My own blood's all around me, As I try hard not to cry. I can hear the paramedic say, this girl is going to die. I'm sure the guy had no idea, While he was flying high. Because he chose to drink and drive, now I would have to die So why do people do it, Mom Knowing that it ruins lives? And now the pain is cutting me, like a hundred stabbing knives. Tell sister not to be afraid, Mom Tell daddy to be brave. And when I go to heaven, put ' Mommy's Girl' on my grave Someone should have taught him, That it's wrong to drink and drive. Maybe if his parents had, I'd still be a live. My breath is getting shorter, Mom I'm getting really scared These are my final moments, and I'm so unprepared. I wish that you could hold me Mom, As I lie here and die. I wish that I could say, 'I love you, Mom!' So I love you and good-bye.

Counselors Corner

4 years ago

1. BE CONFIDENT. Successful people believe in themselves. They know their actions make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

2. BE RESPONSIBLE. Successful people choose to respond with appropriate behavior and accept the consequences of their actions. They take credit for their successes and learn from their mistakes.

3. BE HERE. Successful people go to work/school regularly. Once there, they are both physically and mentally present.

4. BE ON TIME. Successful people are prompt. They get to where they are going on time.

5. BE FRIENDLY. Successful people accept the differences of others.

6. BE POLITE. Successful people show courtesy and treat others with respect.

7. BE PREPARED. Successful people have their materials when needed. They keep their tools and supplies in good condition. Successful people plan ahead.

8. BE A LISTENER. Successful people listen to instructions and follow direction. Because they listen to what others need, they can cooperate to achieve success.

9. BE A DOER. Successful people do their work to the best of their ability. They know the more they do, their more capable they will become.

10. BE A TOUGH WORKER. Successful people keep on trying. They keep working toward their goals even when things get difficult.

11. BE A RISK TAKER. Successful people have courage and are willing to run the risk of failure. They know eventually they will reach their goals if they keep trying.

12. BE A GOAL SETTER. Successful people plan for the future. They use goals as a personnel road map to guide them where they want to go.