Clang!

Clang!

Clang!

Clang!

Clang! 

Hammer Goes Clang!

Hammer against steel

Clang! Clang!

 

John Henry Irons

Clang

Clang

Steel-driven man

Clang

Clang

Hard working man

Clang! Clang! 

 

Hard-working-man

Clang! Clang!

Mighty Man

Clang! Clang! 

 

“Beat that machine”

Clang! Clang! 

“Beat that conductor”

Clang! Clang!

“You better come back home”

Clang! Clang!

 

Beat that machine

Beat it you nigga

Knock its bolts out

Told my wife

I’d come back

Clang! Clang!

Blinded with sweat

Muscles in pain

Eyes goin dim

Hear bout to burst

 

Beat that machine!

Beat that machine!

Beat that machine! 

 

Not just a man

A steel-driven man

A mighty black man

A mighty good man

Clang! Clang! Clang! 

 

Clang!

 

Keep on clanging

Keep on clanging

 

Clanging into heaven

Clanging into heaven

Clanging into heaven

Clanging into heaven

Clanging into heaven

Clanging into heaven

Clanging into heaven

Clanging into heaven

Clanging into heaven

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
Our world
Poetry Terms Demonstrated: 

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