with black coal grit,
miners drag sore bodies
home to the light of their children’s
with hugs and smiles,
these heroes drift to sleep
knowing sweat and struggles are worth
So many in our poetry community and in the world are struggling right now. Please keep them in your prayers. Thank you to those who have been leaving encouraging comments for others. Words have the ability to uplift and brighten lives. That is a gift. Blessings to you for sharing it.
Karen O'Leary is a freelance writer/editor from West Fargo, ND. Her
poetry, short stories, and articles have been published in a variety of
venues. She released her first book of poetry in 2011 called Whispers... published by A.P.F. Publisher. Their second project, Snippets...an anthology of short verse,
contains poetry from 73 talented writers from across the world and was
released in 2012. Karen is a member of The Writers and Poetry Alliance
and the Haiku Society of America.