‘Coal Miners Pay for Fundamental Change’: A poetic lament

Green meanies kill a way of life and no one seems to care, including politicians. Coal mines and miners left behind. So who’ll be next?

Remote Continuous Miner.
Remote Continuous Miner, HM21 Joy, used for underground coal mining. (Image via Wikipedia, CC 3.0)

Coal Miners Pay for Fundamental Change

Mines are closing almost every month. Sawmills that provide wooden support beams for the tunnels are laying off workers, and diners are putting up signs asking their customers to pray for the miners.

The coal industry, long the heart that pumped the economy here, is in deep trouble…

−from an article in the New York Times 

America has lots of coal, but miners now are idle;
who can blame them if they feel a little suicidal?
A man bred to the mines is not so easily retrained,
and no one seems to care just how he is to be sustained.
Perhaps some of those millions that the PACs are mining can
be redirected to help out a poor coal-mining man . . .


Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2015 Communities Digital News

• The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the editors or management of Communities Digital News.

This article is the copyrighted property of the writer and Communities Digital News, LLC. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

Correspondingly, Communities Digital News, LLC uses its best efforts to operate in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine under US Copyright Law and always tries to provide proper attribution. If you have reason to believe that any written material or image has been innocently infringed, please bring it to the immediate attention of CDN via the e-mail address or phone number listed on the Contact page so that it can be resolved expeditiously.

  • Geo

    I would suggest that the coal miners get together and start building a great defeat for the democrat party since this is the bunch that did it to them. Just a thought. I know it’s hard to change a life long party preference and I’m a slow leaner, but I did it.