hillsborough 20th anniversary

i hope everyone will take time out tomorrow to remember the 96 Liverpool fans who lost there lives at Hillsborough 20 years ago,i know i will

Gone but never forgotten


War Hero
Book Reviewer
The Justice Bell
by Dave Kirby

A schoolboy holds a leather ball
in a photograph on a bedroom wall
the bed is made, the curtains drawn
as silence greets the break of dawn.

The dusk gives way to morning light
revealing shades of red and white
which hang from posters locked in time
of the Liverpool team of 89.

Upon a pale white quilted sheet
a football kit is folded neat
with a yellow scarf, trimmed with red
and some football boots beside the bed.

In hope, the room awakes each day
to see the boy who used to play
but once again it wakes alone
for this young boy's not coming home.

Outside, the springtime fills the air
the smell of life is everywhere
viola's bloom and tulips grow
while daffodils dance heel to toe.

These should have been such special times
for a boy who'd now be in his prime
but spring forever turned to grey
in theYorkshire sun, one April day.

The clock was locked on 3.06
as sun shone down upon the pitch
lighting up faces etched in pain
as death descended on Leppings Lane.

Between the bars an arm is raised
amidst a human tidal wave
a young hand yearning to be saved
grows weak inside this deathly cage.

A boy not barely in his teens
is lost amongst the dying screams
a body too frail to fight for breath
is drowned below a sea of death

His outstretched arm then disappears
to signal fourteen years of tears
as 96 souls of those who fell
await the toll of the justice bell.

Ever since that disastrous day
a vision often comes my way
I reach and grab his outstretched arm
then pull him up away from harm.

We both embrace with tear-filled eyes
I then awake to realise
its the same old dream I have each week
as I quietly cry myself to sleep.

On April the 15th every year
when all is calm and skies are clear
beneath a glowing Yorkshire moon
a lone scots piper plays a tune.

The tune rings out the justice cause
then blows due west across the moors
it passes by the eternal flame
then engulfs a young boys picture frame.

His room is as it was that day
for thirteen years its stayed that way
untouched and frozen forever in time
since that tragic day in 89.

And as it plays its haunting sound
tears are heard from miles around
they're tears from families of those who fell
awaiting the toll of the justice bell.


Was touched by the minutes silence at the Liverpool game on saturday. You always seem to get a few idiots who spoil them but not on saturday, everyone payed their respects properly.


War Hero
Book Reviewer
Minute's silence at Fratton Park on Saturday against West Brom also. Regrettably, one or two Baggies 'fans' [sic] decided to spoil the occasion by shouting obscenties... :oops: :evil:
Documentary Wednesday evening on the History Channel (SKY 529) 2000, docu-drama ITV 3 2100-2310. A big thank you to all those who observed the minutes silence so impeccably, wherever they were.


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sparkerbuntingnowcis said:
Once again big four bias in the media, what about the Bradford supporters who were burnt to death?
R.I.P. all the supporters who have lost their lives.
Hardly appropriate, and nothing to do with "the Big Four" bias - April 15th is the 20th anniversary of Hillsborough, so the Bradford fire will be remembered on May 11th, I assume... :roll: :?
Whilst I agree that the comment may have been a little tactless I very much doubt that there will be anything near the same amount of press coverage on May 11th.
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