The Man Behind the Pick.

Author:Edgerton, J.A.
Position:Poems of Praise - Poem
 
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The Man Behind the Pick There has been all kinds of gush about the man who is "behind"-- And the man behind the cannon has been toasted, wined and dined. There's the man behind the musket and the man behind the fence; And the man behind his whiskers, and the man behind his rents, And the man behind his plow beam, and the man behind the hoe; And the man behind the ballot and the man behind the dough; And the man behind the jimmy, and the man behind the bars; And the Johnny that goes snooping on the stage behind the "stars"; And the man behind the kisser, and the man behind the fist; And the girl behind the man behind the gun is on the list; But they've missed one honest fellow, and I'm raising of a kick, That they didn't make a mention of the man behind the pick. Up the rugged mountain side, a thousand feet he takes his way, Or as far into darkness from the cheerful light of day; He is shut out from the sunlight in the glimmer of the lamps; He is cut off...

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