28 May 2010

Now I'm a Miner you know

My heart reaches out to the mining industry, they have been treated badly recently and I can't let it continue without some comment.
With this in mind I have penned a short poem, I hope this softens some of the vitriol that has been written recently.

Now I'm a Miner you know

I dig holes move mountains of dirt
When I arrive there's nothing but earth
Now the work is hard and I'm not kidding
Very long days and heavy digging
We dig it up and take it away
Leave small mountains on the way
And very large holes we leave behind
Never mind one day they'll be mined
So in our wake we leave a lot
When miners leave they mark the spot
This is truly what miners do
It's not so nasty, we're being kind to
You wouldn't like us to leave the good stuff behind
Now I'm just a miner never you mind
These big holes we leave in the ground
They might be useful, to someone I'm sure
We never do wrong, within the law
No we are great patriots, just ask why
The reason is obvious we wouldn't lie
Every country we mine in, always want us
We treat them all differently, oh yes we must
Yes we are great patriots, now you know why
We belong to no country, we don't have to be sly
They bend over backwards to ask us aboard
Welcomed because it makes there economies broad
All the rumours that abound
They are just unsound
You really should learn to love us
Cause we care for you, the money you give us
It's just made by the by
Not done deliberately, we're not sly

Stephen. W.T  Read (2010)

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