The Man`s Coal Face

Are these life choices we make?

Open prisons

Dictated lessons

Maggie’s farm sessions,

Nuts and bolts

Bricks in walls

Sunday evening

Curtain falls.



 Do you use your creative mind space?

Hammering coal,  from the mans coal face,

Or do you dare for something bigger?

Be brave and pull your own life’s trigger.



 We are all sold a great big lie,

Careers matter

Ask yourself why?

Button shirt

Tie straight,

Groundhog journey

Mustn’t be late.



 With a two-fingered salute

And clenched fist wave,

Make time to catch,

Times passing wave.



Copyright © 2017 Charlie Hasler.

12 thoughts on “The Man`s Coal Face

  1. Hello, Charlie,

    Recently I’ve discovered your blog and I feel like I should manifest my admiration towards the musicality you seem to be able to render your words without sacrificing the depth to which they can reach. I am definitely a fan of that and I always strive to fulfill this ideal as well. I’ve still much to learn it seems.

    I know this is rather bold of me but, if at all possible, I would like to address some questions to you privately. Strictly related to the technical part of owning and managing a poetry blog. Some guidelines, if you will. Just name a suitable online platform or an e-mail and I will comply.

    Thank you in advance and keep up the amazing work!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Well firstly thank you for the kind words, means a lot. Iam on twitter if you want to message me that way? i have to say though I am new to blogging myself and it eludes me as well in some areas but ill try my best.

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      1. No problem at all, just click on my twitter link and ill accept the follow request as soon as its there. cheers


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