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Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:21 pm by queengoogoo

In the evening when the day is done
And no more is the light from the sun,
I look upon the stars Heaven high
And find gratefulness deep inside.
But then there are nights a storm rolls in,
And the twinkles disappear above the lightning.
The thunder accompanying the flash,
Lets me embrace the rain's splash.
These strikes pealing within the darkness
Makes me feel I have been blessed.
For there is …

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Post by shaleetoo on Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:18 pm



Deep, deep in the mine

Tap, Tap, Tap

It is so distant.

Deeper into the mine I go

I see the faint glow of a
small light

I am drawn to it

Suddenly I hear the jingling
of bridles and harnesses

The gee and haw of a mule

Coal cars rumble along tracks

As I turn to follow the sound

The old mule driver comes to
a halt next to

a lone miner using a pick to
tap the coal out of the earth

Four Angels appear as if descending
from the roof of the mine

The walls of the mine are
bathed in Heavenly light

The miner, the mule driver
and the mules are covered in a golden glow

The miner and the mule driver look directly at me

Proud, strong faces, hollow
eyed and black with coal

The Angels spread their
wings, enclosing everything

The mine walls rumble and a
chorus of Angels is heard as the group rises upward and disappears

Total darkness

Then I see it

One Miner’s Lamp Glowing

As I pick it up, written in
gold inside the band, “God Bless the Miners”

And the Miner’s Lamp leads me


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