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Under the Atomium (Heysel)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The charging bull and the noble bird
Waving gently in the summer breeze
Atomium glistening, I proudly stood
Before football crashed to it’s knees
Posing, smiling, then a shutter clicked
Passers-by wear black & white or red
What did fate decide for the nameless,
Blood on their hands or Heysel dead?

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Notes

This poem refers to photographs taken at the Heysel Stadium prior to the Juventus v Liverpool European Cup Final.
Heysel – 29th May 1985 – Remembered.
Editor Note: Thank you Mark for your poignant poem received on 29.5.09. It’s a hard and multi-fuelled subject for any Liverpool, Juventus or neutral fan to contemplate putting into words.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/under-the-atomium-heysel/