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96 Reasons

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 96 brothers I’ll never meet,
96 fans I can never greet,
Following your heroes on that sunny April day,
You passed before you had a say.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 You loved the mighty reds that played the game,
And in our hearts burns the eternal flame,
For we too now know the pain;
the heartbreak, the anger,it still remains.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 I never met you, I know not why-
Those 96 guardian angels had to fly.
To you my heart will always belong,
Written in the stars and inscribed in song.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The fight for justice will go on,
The truth, the lies that don’t belong,
Have been extinguished in eternal song,
My heart, to you it does belong.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 You were there in Istanbul in `05,
You keep the spirit of this family alive.
Beyond this city, beyond this club;
You’re our number one, the rest are subs.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 One thing’s for sure-we lest forget,
That `89-that year of death,
Our fans that did us proud,
When God came and brought you to the clouds.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 And as we sit here and look toward the sky,
Nobody can help but wonder why?
Why I lived when they died-why he’s buried and I cried,
All I know is that it was meant to be, 96 reasons to be free.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 96 reasons to have hope.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 96 reasons to live your life,
96 reasons to struggle through strife,
Because that is the true meaning and value of life.
96 reasons no-one can deny.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 So wipe away your tears and open your eyes,
Tell the stories of those 96 lives.
In the end justice shall prevail,
I’m sure of it-I know, I’ve wailed.
Hand in hand we’ll reach God’s throne,
But for now; You’ll never walk alone.

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Notes

This poem is for all Liverpool fans worldwide, esp. those present at Hillsborough 22 years ago, and those who lost loved ones at and after the disaster. I wrote this poem because I want to put it at the memorial next year. I have never been at the Hillsborough service. Next year will be my first. In my thoughts and prayers forever, JFT96-YNWA, David Kelly, 21, Laois, Ireland.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/96-reasons-2/