The Morning After

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The family together, football their bond
Full of hope, they strode down Leppings Lane
Clutching tickets that would decide their fate
Those kisses goodbye, then sorrow and pain

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Clouds part and the sun breaks through
Bedrooms bathed in bright morning light
From their walls, the Class of ’89 look on
A strange calm follows that longest night

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The birds still sing as life goes on
But missing are young daughters and their laughter
With broken hearts and shattered dreams
Bewildered parents face the morning after



On 15th April 1989, Trevor and Jenny Hicks left home with their teenage daughters, Sarah and Vicky, and travelled to Sheffield to watch a football match. They were to return home without them.

“I lost everything, really. It made me realise how vulnerable and insignificant we all are.” Trevor Hicks.

For those too young to remember, I would recommend the “Hillsborough” TV drama by Jimmy McGovern or the book “The Day of The Hillsborough Disaster” (ISBN 0 85323 199 0).

Justice for the 96.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-morning-after/