It's the middle of the Night,
I wake with a great Fright.
I must drive Home,
Then I won't be so Alone.
I pack up a Bag,
For not a moment do I Lag.
I started to Drive,
At sunset I would Arrive.
The snow was coming Down,
It was white out all Around.
Driving faster and Faster,
I'd regret it all After.
Snow had covered the Ice,
Driving was a gamble, and I tossed the Dice,
Sliding along the Road,
My mind a heavy Lode.
Cutting over in front of Me,
The semi I almost did not See.
My foot heavy on the Brake,
My whole body began to Shake.
My life flashing before my Eyes,
No one ever heard my Cries.
Sliding, black ice, holding on with all my Might,
I spun through the air that horrid winter Night
Crashing down in a Ditch,
I cried, I shook, I felt my heart Twitch.
I looked up in front of Me,
A small white cross I could See.
Why God would You save Me?
Not a scratch, or a bruise, at least nothing that was New,
I was so scared, I had no idea what to Do.
There was smoke I could Smell,
At least I thought I could Tell,
I took the key Out,
There was no getting free, of that I had no Doubt.
It seemed like forever I sat in the Dark,
Waiting to see a single Spark.
I turned the engine back On,
The road I attempted to drive back Upon.
I don't know how I drove back Up,
To pull me out I assumed I'd need a Pickup.
Back on the road I began to Cry,
This was so stupid, why did I even Try?
Turning around I began my slow journey Back,
The night was dark, cold, and Black.
Tomorrow again I'd Go,
Perhaps then they will have cleared the Snow.
Then maybe I can make it Home,
With my family I am never Alone.
On this cold winter night I thank you God,
You saved my life, Your strength I Applaud.
AWinter Night's Journey™ By Nadia DeLevea