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      RIP 96

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      smigger15
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #25: Apr 15, 2008 08:56:09 am
      Just thought I'd share this with you all, its the most beautiful poem I have read it brought tears to my eyes.  Written by a supporter on another forum.

          A schoolboy holds a leather ball
          in a photograph on a bedroom wall
          the bed is made, the curtains drawn
          as silence greets the break of dawn.

          The dusk gives way to morning light
          revealing shades of red and white,
          which hang from posters locked in time
          of the Liverpool team of 89.

          Upon a pale white quilted sheet
          a football kit is folded neat
          with a yellow scarf, trimmed with red
          and some football boots beside the bed.

          In hope, the room awakes each day
          to see the boy who used to play
          but once again it wakes alone
          for this young boy’s not coming home.

          Outside, the springtime fills the air
          the smell of life is everywhere
          viola’s bloom and tulips grow
          while daffodils dance heel to toe.

          These should have been such special times
          for a boy who’d now be in his prime
          but spring forever turned to grey
          in the Yorkshire sun, one April day.

          The clock was locked on 3.06
          as sun shone down upon the pitch
          lighting up faces etched in pain
          as death descended on Leppings Lane.

          Between the bars an arm is raised
          amidst a human tidal wave
          a young hand yearning to be saved
          grows weak inside this deathly cage.

          A boy not barely in his teens
          is lost amongst the dying screams
          a body too frail to fight for breath
          is drowned below a sea of death

          His outstretched arm then disappears
          to signal thirteen years of tears
          as 96 souls of those who fell
          await the toll of the justice bell.

          Ever since that disastrous day
          a vision often comes my way
          I reach and grab his outstretched arm
          then pull him up away from harm.

          We both embrace with tear-filled eyes
          I then awake to realise
          it’s the same old dream I have each week
          as I quietly cry myself to sleep.

          On April the 15th every year
          when all is calm and skies are clear
          beneath a glowing Yorkshire moon
          a lone Scots piper plays a tune.

          The tune rings out the justice cause
          then blows due west across the moors
          it passes by the eternal flame
          then engulfs a young boys picture frame.

          His room is as it was that day
          for thirteen years it’s stayed that way
          untouched and frozen forever in time
          since that tragic day in 89.

          And as it plays its haunting sound
          tears are heard from miles around
          they’re tears from families of those who fell
          awaiting the toll of the justice bell.

          Dave Kirby

          JFT96
          YNWA
      ayrton77
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #26: Apr 15, 2008 09:00:50 am
      That's wonderful Smiggs, thanks for posting it.
      bartman49
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #27: Apr 15, 2008 09:02:47 am
      ynwa

               
      mrtommo
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #28: Apr 15, 2008 10:18:18 am
      YNWA

        RIP 96 NEVER FORGOTTEN 

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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #29: Apr 15, 2008 11:10:59 am
      You'll Never Walk Alone.

      To all the friends and family of the loved ones that died that day, and those who still suffer because of the events of 19 years ago today.

      We will never forget and we will never give up.  Justice for the 96.
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #30: Apr 15, 2008 11:14:05 am
      All of our thoughts go out to the families and friends of the 96. They will never be forgotten and we will never give up the fight for justice

      You'll Never Walk Alone

      JFT96
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #31: Apr 15, 2008 11:17:29 am
      We will never forget the 96 RIP
      YNWA
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #32: Apr 15, 2008 11:50:58 am
      So many, so young  :(

      YNWA
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #33: Apr 15, 2008 12:19:27 pm
      Another solemn day of remembrance is upon us and I just want to send out my heartfelt wishes to the family and friends of the 96 from all reds this side of the water. One day justice will be found, gone but never forgotten.

      I'd ask anyone who'll be at Anfield today to please say a prayer on my behalf, I'll be thinking of it all at 3:06
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #34: Apr 15, 2008 12:29:58 pm
      My thoughts and best wishes to the families and friends of the 96 - You'll never walk alone
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #35: Apr 15, 2008 12:31:07 pm
      R.I.P 96

      YNWA
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #36: Apr 15, 2008 01:01:42 pm
      GOD BLESS 96



      YNWA
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #37: Apr 15, 2008 01:08:12 pm
      God Bless my brothers and sisters , always in our minds and hearts
      R.I.P
      YNWA
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #38: Apr 15, 2008 01:11:23 pm
      You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, YNWA!!
      The Fallen Soldier
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #39: Apr 15, 2008 01:12:33 pm
      Rest in Peace Brothers & Sisters we will remember you YNWA
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #40: Apr 15, 2008 01:26:35 pm
      God rest the souls of the fans that were taken away from us,
      for every game we win, lose or draw never let the memory fade,
      for 96 brave fans will be remembered forever,
      and never should their story go untold.

      You'll Never Walk Alone I say as I think of that sad day
      when life's were lost and and families torn,
      but they remain immortal in our hearts,
      beyond our dying day.

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      Colin Mark Ashcroft (19)
      James Gary Aspinall (18)
      Kester Roger Marcus Ball (16)
      Gerard Bernard Patrick Baron (67)
      Simon Bell (17)
      Barry Sidney Bennett (26)
      David John Benson (22)
      David William Birtle (22)
      Tony Bland (22)
      Paul David Brady (21)
      Andrew Mark Brookes (26)
      Carl Brown (18)
      David Steven Brown (25)
      Henry Thomas Burke (47)
      Peter Andrew Burkett (24)
      Paul William Carlile (19)
      Raymond Thomas Chapman (50)
      Gary Christopher Church (19)
      Joseph Clark (29)
      Paul Clark (18)
      Gary Collins (22)
      Stephen Paul Copoc (20)
      Tracey Elizabeth Cox (23)
      James Philip Delaney (19)
      Christopher Barry Devonside (18)
      Christopher Edwards (29)
      Vincent Michael Fitzsimmons (34)
      Thomas Steven Fox (21)
      Jon-Paul Gilhooley (10)
      Barry Glover (27)
      Ian Thomas Glover (20)
      Derrick George Godwin (24)
      Roy Harry Hamilton (34)
      Philip Hammond (14)
      Eric Hankin (33)
      Gary Harrison (27)
      Stephen Francis Harrison (31)
      Peter Andrew Harrison (15)
      David Hawley (39)
      James Robert Hennessy (29)
      Paul Anthony Hewitson (26)
      Carl Darren Hewitt (17)
      Nicholas Michael Hewitt (16)
      Sarah Louise Hicks (19)
      Victoria Jane Hicks (15)
      Gordon Rodney Horn (20)
      Arthur Horrocks (41)
      Thomas Howard (39)
      Thomas Anthony Howard (14)
      Eric George Hughes (42)
      Alan Johnston (29)
      Christine Anne Jones (27)
      Gary Philip Jones (18)
      Richard Jones (25)
      Nicholas Peter Joynes (27)
      Anthony Peter Kelly (29)
      Michael David Kelly (38)
      Carl David Lewis (18)
      David William Mather (19)
      Brian Christopher Mathews (38)
      Francis Joseph McAllister (27)
      John McBrien (18)
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      Joseph Daniel McCarthy (21)
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      Alan McGlone (28)
      Keith McGrath (17)
      Paul Brian Murray (14)
      Lee Nicol (14)
      Stephen Francis O’Neill (17)
      Jonathon Owens (18)
      William Roy Pemberton (23)
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      Brian78
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #41: Apr 15, 2008 01:26:58 pm
      approaching 3.06 ill walk away from my desk in work to have a minute to myself to remember our 96 friends. I know its a very small getsure but if you are in a position in your job to stop for a minute to respect the 96 please do

      R.I.P 96
      ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #42: Apr 15, 2008 01:30:21 pm
      R.I.P 96

      NEVER FORGOTEN, FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #43: Apr 15, 2008 01:38:47 pm
      That was a wonderful poem Smiggers, thanks for sharing it with us

      RIP 96

      God Bless each and everyone one of you. 

      You'll never walk alone. Once a RED always a RED.

      4EVER in our thoughts. :sadlook:
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #44: Apr 15, 2008 01:40:21 pm
      RIP 96. Such a tragedy and waste of young lives. Always in our thoughts. YNWA.
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #45: Apr 15, 2008 02:11:06 pm
      Gone but will never be forgotton R.I.P
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #46: Apr 15, 2008 04:08:51 pm
      What an absolutely FANTASTIC idea for a tribute, to close the forum for an hour it definately brought home to me how much the 96 people are missed by their family's. This forum is a family and I certainly missed them !
      R.I.P.
      Y.N.W.A.
      JUSTICE FOR THE 96 !
      NOW !
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #47: Apr 15, 2008 04:15:13 pm
      R.I.P 96, never to be forgotten, we're all still fighting for you.

      You'll Never Walk Alone.
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #48: Apr 15, 2008 04:16:27 pm
      19 years on.  We will carry on the fight for Justice.

      Rest in peace.

      You'll Never Walk Alone.
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      Re: RIP 96
      Reply #49: Apr 15, 2008 04:29:48 pm
      We will remeber you always.

      We will continue to fight for justice.

      You'll Never Walk Alone.

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