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Creative Community Organizing by Angela Davis, Si Kahn

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11 Learn Your Limits

Down in the darkness, down at the breakerClose on the midnight hourSteadily working, quietly leavingTrailing a thin line of powderThe little Schuykill Valley town is all lit up tonightBy flames that lick like tongues from the breaker fireThe tight-lipped Coal and Iron PoliceWon’t get much sleep tonightLooking for the sons of Molly Maguire

Down in the tavern, banded togetherStrong men are hiding their sorrowOver at Pottstown, there at the prisonTen men are hanging tomorrowI only tried to organize the men I worked amongBut I’m hanging in the morning, will you miss meAnd Monday early, so they say, the mines will open backThe Coal and Iron Police are drinking whiskey

Down in the darkness, standing togetherTen men are lined on ...

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