6th Minute Whistle

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The refs whistle blows an unexpected blast.
The game’s still young, only 6 minutes passed.
The teams troop off the pitch, uncertain why.
Meanwhile Duckenfield prepares his first lie.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 How long the hold up, the referee’s not sure?
Maybe a 10 minute delay, probably no more.
That’s all the information the ref’s been told.
The game’s not in danger, it’s merely on hold.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 There’s been a problem on the Leppings Lane
It’s over crowded in there, that much looks plain.
But the police are slow to respond and react.
Experience at the top level was clearly lacked.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 At 3.40 pm the referee Ray Lewis first heard.
That a fatality amongst the crowd had occurred.
As the hours passed by that fatality list grew.
Life after life was taken, since that whistle blew.


Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/6th-minute-whistle/