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Ballad of the Shadow Miner External Link
In remembrance of the Scotia Mine Disaster and the 26 spirits lost.  Special thanks to Beth Davidson and Sheila Winterberg, daughters of the author.  In memory of the men who lost their lives in the Scotia Mine accident in 1976, in Letcher County, KY.  Reprinted with permission from E. B. Allen.

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Coal Miner's Daughter
Poem written by 13-year old Kaitlyn Eversole following the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster of 2010.

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Coal Miner's Wife
Poem written by Elisabeth James following the Sago Mine disaster of 2006.

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Mine Rescue Wives
Poem written by Elisabeth James following the Sago Mine disaster of 2006.
Mining Poetry by Del "Abe" Jones
Here's a few poems submitted to the USMRA by Del "Abe" Jones.
Poetry by Charles F. Thomas, Jr.
The following were written by Del Jones' grandfather, Charles F. Thomas, Jr., who owned a coal mine in Colorado and supervised tunnel work on the Aqueduct and Hoover and Coulee dams.

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A Day of a Miner
A 2010 poem from Unit 6 Dotiki TV.

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Prayer of a Coal Miners Wife
A poem by Connie Golden, wife of Elza Golden from Dana Mining Company, Prime No. 1.

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I’m Going Home … And so are You!
A poem written by Sandra T. and Danney

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The Rube
The Rube by Joel Tankersley.  More of Joel's humorous poetry can be found at our website.

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Never Falter Never Fail
From Joel Tankersley, this poem about the life of the mine rescuer has become very popular among mine rescue team members.
More Poetry by Joel Tankersley External Link Icon
Many more poems from our friend and favorite poet, Joel Tankersley.

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