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MPDisplay Poem: Coal Miners Plight

February 6, 2012

 

 

Coal miners Plight
When I was young, I knew this man
Quiet as he was, in most of his ways
He dreamed!
Though trapped in a land of coal fields
And hard times
He refused to give into the pain
Of  his reality!
He just dreamed anyway, often seeing
Himself far away from deep mines
And stripped hills
In places more beautiful; under circumstances 
Fairer!
Sometimes, it seemed to me
Wishing on a star aged the man early in life
Beyond years granted, as did working
In the lowest seams of coal 
Unmasked!
Though the lines upon his face and hands
And the sparkle within his eyes, and smile
His story could be told 
If study was taken
One of misfortune mingled with hope of future
For if he could not overcome his plight in life
Then his dream, was someday in time
His children would!
And in that time, his loss in life would be his gain
In Heaven!  
                     written:08-06-09          
© by: Floyd Jett
In honor of my Dad

 Published :08-27-09 

The Breathitt Advocate

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Rest in peace Dad
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