The NIght Dick Driver Died


  • Death
  • ,
  • Prayer
  • ,
  • Faith

    Poem Commentary

    This is a companion poem to "Good Little Children" as this tells what else was happening at the hospital that night.

    The NIght Dick Driver Died

    Dick Driver was a trucker

    Had a wife, and how he loved her

    She loved him back ,and loved him well

    Had five kids that all were swell. 


    Dick was just an avarage guy

    Unremarkable if you passed him by

    Had just one habit he’d regret

    How he loved a cigarette!


    Wife and kids went off to church

    But Dick you see, was in the lurch

    No offense at all this Jesus stuff

    It just to him it seemed enough


    Enough to drive his reefer van

    And overtime when e’er he can

    Surely God would not besmirch

    A working guy who just skipped church.


    But that was before the nagging cough

    Warning omen: take time off

    Better yet, instead of loafing

    Toss that pack, and give up smoking.


    That’s how Dick went in for tests

    Thought he might get in some rest

    But when he asked doc for his answer

    He just shook his head, “It’s lung cancer.”


    Well, his wife, she bravely blinked back crying

    But death loomed close, there’s no denying

    When she went home to check her brood

    Dick was left in a praying mood.


    As in the dim light of his room

    A sudden radiance lit the gloom

    Adjustment took him just awhile

    Then his eyes lit up to Jesus’ smile


    Epiphanies change the course of life

    And so Dick quickly telephoned his wife

    “If God should heal me, I’ll stop work,

    And weekly go with you to church.”


    That’s when she called my preacher Dad

    Inspite of fears, she sounded glad

    They’d have a miracle to talk about

    Not knowing that his time’s run out.


    This all is true, I have not lied

    Dick Driver met Christ, the night he died.

    I known it since, cause I was there

    God still will answer a trucker’s prayer.


    And the miracle, was it lost, delayed?

    What really happend when Driver prayed?

    This much I know, if just the part,

    God’s love had changed Dick Driver’s heart.

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    juliana47 commented on The NIght Dick Driver Died


    i just loved this you are so good. your words just flow together just right perfectly. very talented you are. hugs

    carynontherhine commented on The NIght Dick Driver Died


    Definitely true of those that repent when life could be reaching an end. I have seen this happen and your write was great with a delightful ending! Hugz



    I think of that guy every time a see a Mack truck. Harv

    shawtycat commented on The NIght Dick Driver Died


    wow, this is a good 1...the title sure does catch your attention if the poem doesn't lol



    Thank you, shawtycat for reading. Harv

    BrokenHeart2009 commented on The NIght Dick Driver Died


    I think this poem is inspirational because I think God forgives until the end like this poem. Also, I think God sees more than who goes to church and who doesn't. He seen what was in Dick Driver's heart:)



    The inspiration comes after we see what was newly implanted in there. Harv

    ginga commented on The NIght Dick Driver Died


    Harver, An absolutely telling story of Dick Driver and the faith he finally obtained. ty ginga



    You are most welcome, ginga

    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

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