God Knows (Dec 1985)

Submitted by R Totale on May 2, 2020


Don’t talk to me about us losing
Don’t tell me what we should have done
Don’t give us points because it wasn’t like a game
We didn’t go through all that Hell for fun

Don’t write about us in statistics
We are more than numbers on a roll
We are individuals with our own hopes and dreams
Not machines that hew the Nation’s coal

In this world where money is the yardstick
People seem expendable today
Makes you wonder where this so called progress is to lead
Who’s the planet meant for anyway

If we have been beaten by the system
If the wheels of progress crush our pride
We can hold our heads up as the closures seal our fate
They may win, but God Knows, we have tried

December 1985