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"THE COAL MINER" by Tom Zart

Postby Tom Zart » Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:15 pm

"THE COAL MINER" by Tom Zart

Coal mines in my daddy's day,
Were dug with strong hands and back
They got larger and deeper,
As the lungs of the miners turned black

Cave-ins, fires and explosions,
Were my father?s daily fear.
But what choice has a man
When the wolf of hunger is near.

With three small kids and a wife,
There were five stomachs to fill
As we lived in poverty,
In our shack below a hill.

I feel his blood within me,
As the years of my life pass by,
I'm proud that dad dug King Cole,
For a miner so am I.

Life to me is but a rose,
Though it's thorns can make me cry.
And like my dad before me,
To my Lord I will not lie.

In cold earth someday I?ll sleep,
With a shinny stone above.
Carved in it, shall be the words,
"I have known the joy of love."

By Tom Zart
Author of
?Love, War & More?
Published by Publish America
2005 All Rights Reserved
Tom Zart

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