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The Lonely Traveler

Updated on April 26, 2011

 

Traveling along a dusty road

With only the clothes on his back

And his memories

 

No hope left in his soul

No concerns either

He doesn’t care if he leaves this earth

 

He kicks the dust from his old work boots

And listens to a train in the distance

He sees the tracks up ahead

 

Walking towards a dark end

The thought relieves his lonely soul

The train is coming closer 

 

He musters up energy to run

Must get to the tracks

He is so tired

 

When he finally arrives to the tracks

He lies down and rests

Finding peace in knowing it will soon be over

 

He falls asleep and awakes to find

The train a few miles on a different track

He gets up and dusts himself off

 

Walking back to the highway

In the hot sun

A car stops and offers him a ride

 

Where are you going?

The kind gentleman asked

I’m not sure but you can drop me anywhere

 

On the way to anywhere

He eats a sandwich that was offered in love

And listens to the man’s stories

 

He starts to feel a glimpse of hope

Something about these stories

Made him feel a peace

 

The man says, “Well here we are now”

And stops the car

The traveler sees a sign

 

 

He couldn’t make out what it said

He got out of the car and read

“Jesus takes your burden and makes it lighter”

Deliverance Meeting at 7 pm

 

 

He gets to the meeting early

He looked for the kind man

But nowhere to be found

 

No one even heard of him

It was strange

His heart begins to move

 

His heart moved throughout the meeting

Until he was in tears

Saved and delivered from the world’s sin and heaviness

 

His life was changed and used by God

His ministry became driving on the highway

Looking for lost souls


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    • Leptirela profile image

      Leptirela 6 years ago from I don't know half the time

      Awesome Hub :)

      Thank you for sharing it's like a short story

      perhaps it is but very poetical.

      Like the way this has a future to it :)

      amazing

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      Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

      Thank you Leptirela for reading and for your kind comment. God bless

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      Vladimir 6 years ago

      Cool. Thanks.

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      Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

      Hi Vladimir, Thanks for stopping by. God Bless

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      William Kovacic 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Sky,

      What a wonderful piece you wrote--and full of meaning and yes, hope. Thank you for allowing us to be in on this gem!

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      Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

      Hi Lifegate, How are you? I'm glad you liked it thank you.

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Sky: Voted up and beautiful. Thankyou.

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      Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

      Hey Dave How's it going? Thank you for reading and voting.

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      skye 6 years ago

      sky My sister This is so beautiful. WOW i have tears right now. I love the way the Spirit moved in you to put this into such a moving works. The fresh living water of Jesus is available for all that thirst. Amen sista Beautiful and up

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      fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      I did not see that coming! You dragged me down to the level of despair felt by the suicidal man. You lifted me up with the train gone by and the helping hand of one who cares. You made me soar with hope as the transformation was complete and the saved became an instrument of salvation.

      You have a gift. Thank you for sharing it with this sometimes weary traveller!

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      Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

      Skye, Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. You are always so kind.

      Hi Fred, I didn't really know what I was going to be writing until I was finished. Thank you so much for your encouragement. Actually from all of you it means a lot to me. When I am finished a project I'm working on I will come visit your hubs.

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Beautiful hub Sky321. Inspirational!

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      Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks Cardisa and Happy Easter.

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      Voted up and beautiful. A very nice poem.

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      Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

      Thank you Fay, you are always so encouraging.

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      Lori Colbo 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I have walked down that lonely road, and laid myself down on the tracks so to speak, and I have come across angels unaware, and found new hope in Christ.

      Up and beautiful. Thanks.

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      Sam 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Tremendous read, well written and captivating. Voted up and beautiful.

      blessings...

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      Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for reading and your feedback labservant and samson1. God bless

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      sandy sue 6 years ago

      Great! It moved me. Thank you.

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