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?



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: https://footballpoets.org/poems/under-the-atomium-heysel/