The Yellow Pages

    Mommy went to Heaven, but I need her here today, 
    My tummy hurts and I fell down, I need her right away. 
    Operator can you tell me how to find her in this book? 
    Is heaven in the yellow part, I don't know where to look. 
    I think my daddy needs her too, at night I hear him cry. 
    I hear him call her name sometimes, but I really don't know why. 
    Maybe if I call her, she will hurry home to me. 
    Is Heaven very far away, is it across the sea? 
    She's been gone a long, long time she needs to come home now! 
    I really need to reach her, but I simply don't know how. 
    Help me find the number please, is it listed under "Heaven"? 
    I can't read these big words, I am only seven. 
    I'm sorry operator, I didn't mean to make you cry, 
    Is your tummy hurting too, or is there something in your eye? 
    If I call my church maybe they will know. 
    Mommy said when we need help that's where we should go. 
    I found the number to my church tacked up on the wall. 
    Thank you operator, I'll give them a call. 

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    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 good bye, I didn't drink and drive, 
    so why am I the one that has to die?