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.



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/