PSALM OF THE VALLEYS - Alex Pascall Poems


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We dedicate, O Lord, this flame to The Valleys,
In loving memory of our beloved ones,
To the thousands whose toils, hopes and aspirations
Gave life and sustenance to us all,
Families, friends and colleagues,
For the warmth bestowed to those with and without
To the energies of coal, its miners and
The emptied wombs who gave birth to this unending glow,
You gave us light. Give us hope for peace.
Guide us through our darkness.
To the hills, though silently you listen and look on,
You'll remain the eyes, ears and manuscripts.
You hold in your vision, treasures,
Faces, voices and footsteps of generations.
You are the legacy of hope,
The Psalm for change,
The flame to keep alive the memory of
Blaenavon, Ebbw Vale, Rhymney, Merthyr, Rhondda.
Sustain us with radiance and confidence,
Give us the essence of peace for tranquillity.
You are the everlasting.