Poems tagged ‘Hillsborough’


5 April, 1902
Scotland one
England one
Match unfinished

9 March, 1946
Bolton Wanderers nil
Stoke City nil
Bolton win two nil on aggregate

2 January, 1971
Rangers one
Celtic one

11 May, 1985
Bradford City nil
Lincoln City nil
Match abandoned after forty-two minutes

29 May, 1985
Juventus one
Liverpool nil
Juventus win the European Cup

15 April, 1989
Liverpool nil
Nottingham Forest nil
Match abandoned after five minutes

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Flowers for Adrian

For Adrian Henri (1932-2000)

The worn flagstones of Mount Street
opposite the Liverpool Institute
— the head’s office, I remember
his cabinet full of silver trophies
as he turned me down as a new pupil;

23 years later, I sat on your settee
at 21 Mount Street, a cabinet with a dead
magpie in it, garlanded with paste jewelry
as I drank coffee with connie onnie
and listened to your rich Liverpool accent:

Adrian, pop artist, pop poet,
one of the triumvirate of Sixties
“Liverpool Poets” Henri, McGough, Patten;
you stayed while Roger and Brian decamped
to “The Smoke”–but you were the first to die,

debilitated after your stroke,
your big body wasted but still–
as in your poetry and your artwork,
“I Want To Paint–” as you painted
the football field of bouquets

after the Hillsborough tragedy of ’89:
“Flowers for Liverpool.”
Yes! every Spring, every day,
it’s flowers for Adrian.

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Mersey misery for Blues

Liverpool 5-2 Everton

For the Hillsborough families
A show of solidarity
Three decades of resilience
Courage and much dignity

Six goals at half time
Big Divock hits a double
Keane and Richarlison up the Blues
Shaqiri and Mane spell trouble

Sadio squanders a pair
Gini makes Anfied drool
P45 for Marco Silva?
A club record for Liverpool

04 12 19

© emdad rahman

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97 souls, NYC

Never forgotten…
even 30 years to the day
all those 97 souls
snatched, no longer to watch or play

Never forgotten…
even from continents away
as I hark back in my mind
with sheer and utter dismay

Never forgotten…
even my bairns do inveigh
at the injustice of Hillsborough
as through New York we foray

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30 Years Ago ~ 15.4.89-15.4.19

tears still fill our eyes
for those souls lost needlessly
on this very day ~

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