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The Hole

I wake before the birds tweet,

put broken boots on blistered feet,

a cup of stew is a small treat

then into snarling wind and sleet.

See, I don’t earn my brass in a white collar shirt,

I spend my days knee deep in dirt,

today, someone will get hurt,

that, for sure, is dead cert.

Another, death, another lost soul

but it’s this – or the dole,

so I dig, I dig for coal,

this life wasted in a hole.

Copyright © Jonathan James | Year Posted 2013


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  1. Date: 5/4/2016 10:16:00 AM

    Such a deep hole, Jonathan, I'm just here visiting your poem once again. If you ever return to post, I'd like to come back and read your newest. Happy Days **SKAT**
  1. Date: 1/27/2016 9:55:00 PM

    Jonathan enjoyed reading your poem, Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. XOX -- LINDA --
  1. Date: 9/9/2015 1:42:00 PM

    Jonathan, thank you for sharing. A pleasure to read... SKAT