Liverpool v Nottingham Forest (Abandoned)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 An FA Cup tie which Liverpool didn’t win, lose or draw.
The original match finished up without having a final
A game that finished with a full 84 minutes left unused.
A game in which both teams left the field all bemused.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 It was a ghost of a game, one that was left incomplete.
A new date would have to be set for Forest again to meet.
No result would be recorded in the record books just a
capital ‘A’.
That ‘A’ stands for ‘Abandoned’ though why it might not say.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 If only it was abandoned due to fog, ice or a waterlogged
If only the lights had failed, or some other electrical hitch.
A game in which the ‘final’ whistle under police instruction was
After that game many flags at half mast would be sadly flown.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A game which suddenly made an unexpected appearance ‘live’
on TV.
Yet a horrified nation discovered there was no actual football to
Instead the viewers saw only carnage right in front of their eyes.
Meanwhile those responsible had begun to spread their dirty lies.


This poem is part of a new Hillsborough poetry book I’m currently working on.Please check out the previous 2 if you can, they are called ‘Justice Call’ & ‘The Nightmare of Hillsborough’ available online.

These books have the support of The Hillsborough Justice Campaign (HJC) who have co funded the books with myself.

Thanks for reading!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/liverpool-v-nottingham-forest-abandoned/