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  • When everything went wrong.
    Everything was planned
    It was going to be the best night of our lives.

    Everything was going according to plan
    until we rolled up to prom...
    Excited to be there we all stumbled out thinking we were okay
    Five minutes after being inside, I was asked to wait outside
    I saw everyone standing out front
    I felt regret rush through my body
    I was nervous and I knew
    I knew we were caught.

    Standing outside with everyone trying to figure out what we were going to do
    The teachers were so intimidating
    A few cracked under pressure and admitted everything
    They started calling our parents
    I was afraid of my parents, I didn’t want to talk to them
    I have always been the “good kid” in my family
    I’m the one who wasn’t suppose to mess up.

    A few were picked up by their parents
    And some of us were sent back home in the limo
    My mom kept texting me “call me now”
    but I couldn’t, I could hear the anger in her text messages
    Nerves went through my body thinking about talking to my mom
    My sister texting me was helping me remain calm
    I never did end up calling
    I was upset
    I was scared.
    All I felt was anger that we got caught
    All I felt was regret from my poor decisions.

    The morning after I had to go into school and talk about what happened
    I admitted what I did and that it was wrong
    And tried not to throw anyone under the bus
    We all made stupid decisions.

    A few days later I found out I had been suspended
    And had to complete requirements over the summer in order to come back
    I was just happy I wasn't expelled.

    I was angry at the school for awhile
    Then I became really angry with myself
    I didn’t want to come back
    As time went on I realized going back to school would be the smart thing to do
    I came to peace with the whole situation
    I found out who my true friends were
    Who was there for me and who was not.

    I am happy this happened to me
    I grew as a person and realized that is not the life I want for myself
    I put it all behind me
    And now that night is all but a blur.
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