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By Louis Gander
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(based on a true story)


A stranger asked if he could help.

I said, "...not going far."

(I'd tie this big old cab'net down

on top of my old car).

Insist, he did, that he should help.

He saw that I was stuck.

Twelve miles he drove out of his way.

He hauled it in his truck.


He backed up to my little shack.

He helped me take it out

and then said "God will bless you too"

without an ounce of doubt.

I said, "Thank you" repeatedly.

I had no cash that day -

but he just waved with widest smile

as he drove off, away.


When someone new in Christ is met

joy's tears begin to flow,

for kindness is the only gift

that some will ever know.

Aside from grace, his kindness was

the best that I've been given,

and pray again, another time

to thank him up in Heaven.


©2014 louis gander

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Submitted: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.

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