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Underground

Down in the dark
where we live and we breathe.
in a place where most,

could never believe.
Through the smoke and the dust
by our blood and the rust.
Hear the clanging of steel
and in your chest you can feel.
the rumbling of the ground
with it's menacing sound
for where no one has been
is where our treasures be found.

We truck and we toil
we muck and we moil.
May our luck it be royal
and not leave us

stuck in the soil.

For the path that we walk
which leaves us unseen
tucked far away
down in some machine.
Isolated from all
and free at our most
but not free at all
for the shadow
is always close.

Stalking and waiting
for mistakes you'll be making.
It's grip near your neck
reaching for a wreck

But you must be better
and play your cards right.
If you're gonna forever
live where it's night
and on the top of your head
is your one light
and your only chance,
to win this fight

So when the blast sounds off
and you can't chase that cough
when it's strange to see no dirt under your nails
and you no longer care,

for telling tales

Get yourself some sleep,
you'll be up with the sun.
Cause tomorrow.
There's much more work to be done.

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  1. Date: 8/2/2011 6:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Grobb. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 10:06:00 AM
    Intense......I love it.....Jack

  1. Date: 7/10/2011 1:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week Grobb. Love, Carol