Canary in a Cage

Birds, Life, Poetry

Salford, 16th April 2018

A tale of life down the pits – and a very clever bird

canary

Canary (P) Brian F Kirkham 2018

They closed all the pits

they say it wernt safe

we were digging out the props keeping land up

They said

The Gas were strong

and sending our mates

off to dreamland

forever

But as well as hammer and pick

we had a new trick

up our sleeves

to look out fer stuff we couldnt see

Bright little bird , wi

Feathers o’ yellow

Chirped away – when safe, and quiet when not

Clever little fellow

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