David Semenske

Rookie - -1 Points (9/17/58 / Milwaukee, Wi)

Bay Views Rolling Mills


There was a test of wills
At Bay Views Rolling mills
A fight for an eight hour day

The Guard was called out
As the workers shout
Eight hours no reduction in pay

Verbal orders mixed up
As the Guard raised their rifle up
Firing a volley of lead

And when the smoke had cleared
The worst was feared
Seven or more lie dead

Gone was their eight hour day
The one we enjoy today
As we remember that fateful day that tragic fifth of may 1886

Submitted: Friday, February 21, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Topic of this poem: History


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Written in honor of those killed in Milwaukee's fight for the eight hour day

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