Monday, January 06, 2014

Joe Corrie again, the Fife miner turned poet and playwright.

(Joe Corrie)

I am the Common Man
I am the brute and the slave
I am the fool, the despised
From the cradle to the grave.

I am the hewer of coal
I am the tiller of soil
I am serf of the seas
Born to bear and to toil.

I am the builder of halls
I am the dweller of slums
I am the filth and the scourge
When winter's depression comes.

I am the fighter of wars
I am the killer of men
Not for a day or an age
But again and again and again

I am the Common Man
But Masters of mine take heed
For you have put into my head
Oh! many a wicked deed.

Another of his poems here

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