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For Paul Carlile

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 He would have been 50, God bless you Paul.
He died at 19, he went to the match, that’s all.
4 helium balloons in the Anfield breeze sway.
Beneath the eternal flame, lit all night and day.
2 Birthday balloons say ’50’ 2 say ‘Love You’
2 helium balloons are red, 2 balloons are blue.
4 beautiful red flowers, spell out Paul’s name.
A message and picture are hiding from the rain.
Liverpool score again, much to The Kop’s delight.
If only Paul Carlile was in that crowd tonight.

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Notes

Written at the Hillsborough Memorial, Liverpool v Norwich game, I sat there during the 1st half, as I do most Liverpool home games.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/for-paul-carlile/