Derrick Hurley

My name is Derrick Hurley, I was shot in 1996, sometime in November, I don't even remember the exact day.  I was the victim of a robbery in Queens, NY.  My story is a complex one, and a human one.

Who is Derrick today?


Question, do u think u can look into my eyes and see what I've seen?

Do u think u can put on my shoes and walk where I've walked?

The things I've seen ,the things i've done ,can make a man not wanna be here anymore, trust me.

With my hands I have hurt :not just a few but many. Not just from Violence but name it I had it.

Because of where I've been with my feet ,what i've done with my hands and what i've seen with my

As I lie in my cell,looking at my hands looking at my feet the tears began to roll because all I can think

 Can u feel my hands and feel what I've felt?

Do u think u can lay in the bed that I've Made?

yes,I was the supplier, the supplier of their needs.

eyes ,the choices I made landed me in jail without freedom for seven years,

In the mix of the seven years I lost my Grandma ,the 1st women I've ever loved!

I feel her eyes looking with great disappointment and all I can say is

about is my Grandmother looking at me.

 Grandma I'm sorry.

The same eyes I've seen people die with are the same eyes I've seen the birth of my kids with.

The same hands i've done wrong with are the same hands that I give out food to the less fortunate with.

The same feet that I've walked the street with are the same feet that I take kids on trips with.

Looking out my eyes now I can see Clearly, Isaiah 43;13"says forget the former things do not dwell in

Thank you God, for now I see the kids that I've helped every day with smiles on their faces.

My feet are the feet I walk in to church with and Praise dance with (omg my God is good.

 Thank you Jesus Hallelujah) This bed that I make now is the bed that I lay and Praise the Lord in.

Ezekiel 36:26 said "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your

 Saying all of this is to let u know whatever you go through or are going through God will be by your side

 I am a Changed man....

the past".

 My hand now are hands that I hold and read my Bible with.


heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh".

walking with you holding you and seeing you through it.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all

The scripture that comes to mine is

things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5;17

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life

has begun!


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