WON'T BE HOME
On his way home he saw his friend coming down the road, flying faster than the wind, knowing him probably drunk again. He flashed his headlights to warn him, Sheriff's right around the bend.
He was sitting alone when his daughter got home, her beautiful smile and heart of gold, just like his wife, two of a kind. His daughter’s eighteen now, the center of their world. He cherishes the memories of the years gone by, but she’ll always be Daddy’s little girl.
When his daughter came in, she gave her daddy a hug, kissed him goodnight, oh how she was growing up! She headed for bed but then stopped to say, I saw a friend of yours today, he said to tell you thanks for flashing your lights. He was going too fast so he slowed his car down, he was thankful he didn’t get stopped by the sheriff of the town. He was drinking that day, would’ve been arrest number three, he’d hate to be sitting in jail, locked away.
The very next day there was a knock on the door, state trooper said you better sit down. Your daughter got run off the road. We did all we could. I'm so sorry to tell you it wasn't enough. Before she passed away, she told us it was that friend of yours that caused her to crash. She said tell daddy I love him. Then she said, if only daddy hadn't flashed his lights, cause now his little girl won't be home tonight.
He misses her so, what a fool he has been. He flashed his lights and now his daughter is out of his life. He knows he must heed her last words, do all he can in memory of her, and make sure someone's little girl gets home tonight!
He is spreading the word, let the law do their job. If you have a heart, here's a great place to start! Don't flash your lights, you could save a life, for him it could have been the daughter he loved.
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