A POEM BY NEIL WHITTAKER
Please see this poem by one of our OTJC supporters, Neil Whittaker who says he wrote this while still nursing bruises from a van full of police at Orgreave in 1984. Neil says it never saw light of day until he posted it on a mining website recently.
Eight thousand arrests, this point in time
The fight for jobs their only crime
How many more before they’re done
How many more before we’ve won
Bravely on, we fight the fight
Undaunted by the police states might
The judiciaries play their unbiased role
To help put miners on the dole
Our friends and workers come to our aid
With gifts and action from promises made
Our biggest ally is yet to come, the setting of the summer sun
When the lights go out you’ll hear them say
Keep open their pit, it’s theirs anyway.