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A Miners Lament
Author: Marilyn A F Longfellow

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"It wasen't bad.
I just went to sleep."
Pray the Lord
Our souls to keep.
We spared the youngest
To carry on.
God keep him safe.
Our air is gone.
If i should die,
Before I wake.
In Jesus arms,
Is our escape.
No time to run,
Or plead, or hide.
"I love you and tell all,
I'll see them on the other side."

------- Author's Notes -------

In honor of Martin Toler Jr. and 11 Fellow miners in Tallsmanville W.V. who lost their lives 06'. And My Grandfather George Dowd and 53 miners who lost their lives in 32'Christmas Eve. Marking the end of the era of carbide hat lights.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

anonymous (207.200.116.133) -- Wednesday, January 11 2006, 06:53 am

Awesome!

An awesome poem, well put. I enjoyed it Marilyn, thanks.
Marilyn A F Longfellow (4.225.93.220) -- Thursday, January 12 2006, 10:33 pm

A Miners Lament

Thanks, I am glad you liked it.God Bless
 
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