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About the poet

George Gemellos, of Lodi, has written many poems, which are included in his book, “I Was Never Meant To Work for Others.”

He is 88 years old and has driven big rig trucks for much of his life.

He wrote this truckers’ lament in behalf of all the “gear select technicians” of the past.

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 9:21 am

I hear those horns a-blowing,

In that Big Truck Stop in the sky.

They’re giving me a welcome,

For the day after I die.

The horns are getting louder,

As my time is getting near.

This is a natural event and

Nothing to really fear.

I drove for many miles and

All that it entails.

You’ll have to read my book,

For all of the details.

Now I’m awfully tired and

In dire need of rest.

Those miles are behind me,

Of which I gave my best.

It was quite an education

And taught me about reality.

And many times I came close,

to becoming a fatality.

I tried to keep on trucking but

the years have taken their toll.

Driving was my passion as

I drove with heart and soul.

My driving days are over and

its time to park the truck.

I’m ready to meet my maker

Hopefully with Holy luck.

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