Archive for July, 2013

Death of Innocent

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

I went to a party, Mom, I remembered what you said. You told me not to drink, Mom, so I drank soda instead. I really felt proud inside, Mom, the way you said I would. I didn’t drink and drive, Mom, even though the others said I should.

I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you are always right. Now the party is finally ending, Mom, as everyone is driving out of sight.

As I got into my car, Mom, I knew I’d get home in one piece. Because of the way you raised me, so responsible and sweet. I started to drive away, Mom, but as I pulled out into the road, the other car didn’t see me, Mom, and hit me like a load.

As I lay there on the pavement, Mom, I hear the policeman say, the other guy is drunk, Mom, and now I’m the one who will pay.  I’m lying here dying, Mom. I wish you’d get here soon. How could this happen to me, Mom? My life just burst like a balloon. There is blood all around me, Mom, and most of it is mine. I hear the medic say, Mom, I’ll die in a short time. I just wanted to tell you, Mom, I swear I didn’t drink. It was the others, Mom. The others didn’t think. He was probably at the same party as I. The only difference is, he drank and I will die. Why do people drink, Mom? It can ruin your whole life. I’m feeling sharp pains now. Pains just like a knife. The guy who hit me is walking, Mom, and I don’t think it’s fair. I’m lying here dying and all he can do is stare.

Tell my brother not to cry, Mom. Tell Daddy to be brave. And when I go to heaven, Mom, put “Daddy’s Girl” on my grave. Someone should have told him, Mom, not to drink and drive. If only they had told him, Mom, I would still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, Mom. I’m becoming very scared. Please don’t cry for me, Mom. When I needed you, you were always there. I have one last question, Mom, before I say goodbye. I didn’t drink and drive, so why am I the one to die?

By Anonymous

New Zealand Convention Farewell

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

New Zealand District Convention “Safeguard Your Heart” where we had International delegates from USA, Indonesia, Australia & Papua New Guinea.  Attending also was Brother Geoffrey Jackson of the Governing Body, along with Bro Flodin who is an assistant to the Teaching Committee.  All 6 venues were video linked for key talks throughout the program.  After the final session, a special treat was arranged.  (Click the arrow to start the video below.)  All 20,000 delegates at every venue were linked in by video to view this performance by local native New Zealand Maori brothers & sisters.  Very moving.  It’s song 134.