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Russian Roulette (part 1)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In 1981 the cylinder was spun.
No shot was fired from that gun.
One chance gone, five remain.
Russian Roulette, a perilous game.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Now a stadium ban, a 6 year break.
Ample time for changes to make.
But the gun’s still loaded in ’88.
A pointed weapon, now down to fate.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The trigger squeezed, chamber blank.
Lady Luck once more to thank.
No smoking gun again to be seen.
But luck running out that’ll only mean.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Ever since that first cylinder spin.
Chances of survival were getting slim.
In ‘89 the gun took aim once more.
Innocent fans the target again for sure.

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Notes

This is from a new hard hitting book called Hillsborough…Our Greatest Victory. It contains just over 100 poems, all proceeds will go to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital here in Liverpool.
Brian Reade of the Daily Mirror and ex red John Aldridge provided 2 of the introductions. Steve Kelly, an active justice campaigner who lost his brother at Hillsborough kindly wrote the foreword. If you’re interest in football, poetry and justice check it out on Amazon…cheers.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/russian-roulette-part-1/