21 comments on “Lackawanna

  1. Such a true story. Amazing work. Similar stories here, especially around the Broken hill area where my Dad grew up

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  2. Gave me a chill down my spine– even in this heat. And I think about how much I complained about my ijob at various times. Shames me. Thanks for making us think of those great, courageous men.

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  3. Miners drew the short straw over here yet good your poem effectively honours the specifics you write about and by default such men everywhere. We’ll make a socialist of you yet – obviously tongue in cheek Sir!

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  4. Where I live is built on the backs of those who did what I never could have. Now and again a road has to be closed due to subsidence. We even have a monument to the miners in my town as it was once the biggest mining village in Scotland. No wonder education became so highly prized as a way out of darkness. lt beggars belief that so many hours of darkness shrouded all those lives. A beautiful testament, Paul, to those who endured so that others could have light.x

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