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Fifty Years, Sixty Seconds

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Our lives play out to constant noise
Car alarms, thumping bass, it all annoys
When silence falls
It is like a blanket of comfort
Peace, respite, time to think
With decorum and dignity
We acknowledge loss

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Silence says far more
A mark of respect to honour
Those that this day is for
We should not forget
Fate silenced many that night
We should echo their silence
That is our right

A minutes applause is apt for some tributes but not, I feel, for the 50th anniversary of the Munich air crash. I am surprised that Manchester City have expressed concern that their fans may not respect this silence. I don’t think it’s much to ask. And if anybody doesn’t wish to join in, that’s their right. They can just sit down and shut up and watch while others observe it!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/fifty-years-sixty-seconds/