A Miners Wife.......

Footsteps on the pathway……
a knock upon the door……………………
the miners boots leave dusty marks upon the kitchen floor…..
The Miners wife holds her baby…
she trembles now with dread…..
for the look upon the Miners face …tells her…her Man is Dead…..

She cannot grasp the words he speaks….her mind is numb and cold…….
the words he speaks are mumbled as the tragedy is told…..

A hand placed on her shoulder tries to ease the pain………..
a strangled cry escapes her lips as she tries to call his name…..
" Dear God above……don’t let this be…"
she cries in deep dispair………..she looks towards the doorway….
in the hope she’ll find him there…….

Not another word is spoken..for they know t’would be in vain…
mere words alone won’t help her through her anguish and her pain……..
For a miners wife..Life is very hard……they all know pain and sorrow….
but the crew will be a Full one………
when the cage goes down tomorrow…………………………………

A Miners Wife.......

Pagly2

Waroona, Australia

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The Miners wives lived…with Death..of their men….their children…….it was their constant companion………ohh how strong these Women were……..

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