Close by the door,
 He paused to stand.
 As he took his class ring
 Off of her hand.
 All who were watching
 Didn't dare speak;
 As a silent tear
 Ran down his cheek.

 And through his mind
 The memories ran.
 Of the moments they walked
 And laughed hand in hand.
 But now her eyes were so very cold,
 For he would never again
 Have her to hold.

 They watched in silence
 As he bent near and whispered
 "I love you" in her ear.
 He touched her face
 And started to cry
 As he put on his
 Ring and wanted to die.

 And just then the
 Wind began to blow
 As they lowered her casket
 Into the snow.
 This is what happens
 To man alive.
 When friends let friends
 Drink and then drive.


Artwork used with permission.