The Miner

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Jan 12, 2018
The Miner

Sweat is dripping from my weary brow
I'll make it through this day somehow
My ears are filled with the hammers ring
My spirit's high and my heart does sing

Chisels glistening in the flickering light
No way to tell if it's day or night
Half a mile from the air above
Half a mile from the ones I love

Fifteen years on toe and heel
Hammers singing on cold hard steel
Drilling holes for the dynamite
Loosening coal to last the night

The mountain rumbles from far below
Choking dust, so far to go
Brandy, Brandy my dearest one
To hold you near in the early sun

Shovels scraping an awful sound
Groaning and straining from all around
Filling cars on a two rail track
Silently praying that I'll make it back

Time is gone, there is no hope
Too much gas, too much smoke
My dearest one remember me
In Heaven we'll meet for eternity

Written May 2004
Given by the Spirit to be shared with all but claimed by none. All praise and glory belong to him.