A Miner's Light

To be a miner, going down underneath the ground,
it takes more than the light on his helmet to make things safe and sound.
There's not much air, the dust is thick, they need to work as a team
to get their job done and get back up where they can all be seen.

Yes, to be a miner, under the ground where it's darker than the night,
it takes more than the lamp on his helmet - it takes an inner light -
a feeling deep inside of him that they are not alone;
that Someone leads them through the tunnel and sees them safely home.

Joan Adams Burchell
written 1987


Inspirational Poetry