What About Us?

My father’s health broke at 44

He had to leave the pit

Pneumoconiosis

Coal miner’s lung disease

The pit then war then the pit again

Some folk have all the luck

He suffered some depression

For a life he’d spent in muck

 

What about us Saint Peter said

We’ve given up everything

What are we to have?

Anything to sing

He ended up upon a cross

The same as his dear Lord

But he’d come through all his suffering

Faithful to the word

 

So what about us

What about my dad

What about the life we’ve lived

Will it all go for nothing?

Buried in the grave

This very day is life itself

The very gift of God

And you’ll come through

You mark my words

For every step you’ve trod

 

Brian Fahy

11 July 2022

 

 

 

 

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