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‘Hillsborough Law’

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The truth we wanted, it was our demand.
And justice its companion, hand in hand.
The years rolled on, wasted with rage.
Corruption and lies hogged centre stage.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Eyes grew tired with grief, patience worn.
Promises broken, too many a false dawn.
A broken down system held all the aces.
Liars continued to lie, the same old faces.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 96 angels rested as the struggle grew long.
Campaigns never waned, a lifetime strong.
But time took its toll, so much missed youth.
The price many paid for seeking the truth.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 That truth was achieved, but why the wait?
A ‘Hillsborough Law’ would seal a liars fate.
This law should be brought in without delay.
As prolonged injustice is to suffer every day.

The truth was blatantly obvious what caused the deaths of 96 innocent men, women and children, yet the verdict of ‘unlawful killing’ took 27 years to achieve. On the 28th anniversary of the disaster, I think it’s a timely reminder to point out how vital the proposed ‘Hillsborough Law’ is.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/hillsborough-law/