two weeks knows about about the loss of the twenty
nine wonderful men who lost their lives in the
catastrophic mine explosion, here in WV.
One of those brave men happened to be the
21 year old son of a friend of mine.
Why is it when you need the words the most,
nothing comes, all you can say is
"I'm So Sorry".
Please everyone pray for the families!
Coal Miners Prayer
Bright white lamps illume their way,
So far removed from the light of day.
One hundred tests they face each week,
Down in the mines the coal to seek.
Trained to live beneath the soil,
In dark and damp they had to toil.
To wrest the minerals from the land,
By strength of mind and back of hand.
Courage is a must they say,
To work as miners day by day.
So far removed from child and wife,
And face the rigors of a miners life.
Now high above in the light of sun,
A child at play enjoys his fun.
Fun at times concealing fear,
That the mines will claim his Dad so dear.
And as they work beneath the clay,
With hands bowed down these miners pray,
That God will hear them up above
And send them safely to the ones they love.
Now if this cannot come to pass,
And he must pay the price at last.
The miner leaves his last demand
Keep my child safe above the land.