Deus ex machina: Forged and formed

Miners

Forged
in the inferno
of wars,
beneath collapsing homes
hidden in deep tunnels
and makeshift shelters. 

Formed
a mentality
where equality dreamed
itself into existence
and oaths were sworn
if the fire from the sky ever ceased.

Forging
ahead of the rest
to find the brighter day
to sweep away
the deep dark clouds
of the darkest nights.

Forming
consensual, respectful alliances
delaying delight and pleasure
to a world in desperate need of leisure
and to grow, to sustain
ancestors with no pain.

Formed and forged, then
In the iniquity of battle;
Nation
Society
and an epoch defining
mettle.

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