The Price of Pride

A PRICE OF PRIDE IS A PRICE WE PAY

I SEE IT IN OUR COMMUNITY DAY BY DAY

THE INTIMIDATION, BITTERNESS, AND CONFUSION

IF ONLY THIS WERE NOT FACT,BUT AN ILLUSION -——————-

ONE MANS ENEMY WAS HIS BEST FREIND

WHEN OR WHERE WILL THIS ALL END

WHEN ALL OUR NERVES ARE STRETCHED TO THE LIMIT

AND ALL WE CAN HEAR IS,WE,VE GOT TO WIN IT -————

WIN WHAT? WE ASK SO MUCH WE,VE LOST

NOT ONLY MONEY, BUT LIVES HAVE BEEN THE COST

PRIDE AND DIGNITY WHICH WERE WITH THEM AT BIRTH

THESE MEN WE CALL THE SALT OF THE EARTH -————

THE MINERS STRIKE NOW NEARLY A YEAR

THE HOUSE IS COLD,THE PANTRY BARE

MORALE IS LOW, HOW MUCH MORE CAN WE TAKE

SORT SOMETHING OUT,FOR GOODNESS SAKE

MY BODY AND SOUL TO THIS CAUSE I SHALL BE

NOW BURY YOUR PRIDE,——-BEFORE YOU BURY ME.

Jennifer Blenkinsopp

The Price of Pride

Jennib

Selby, United Kingdom

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A published work, written in the miners strike in 1984.

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