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      higgy_sham
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      A poem I wanted to share.
      May 27, 2014 09:47:34 am
      I just felt I needed to share this poem written by a friend of mine, Paul O'Neill.

      Paul has a very special talent in writing poems. Just a few weeks ago he wrote a piece, which was shared 10's of thousands of times on Facebook for young Oscar Knox who sadly lost his 2 and a half year battle with Cancer (neuroblastoma)

      Paul has taken the time to write a beautiful piece on the Hillsborough tragedy.

      T'was the 15th of April, in the year 1989 -
      Even thinking of it yet, sends shivers down the spine -
      The FA Cup semi final, tickets sold to the full -
      To the adoring fans of Forest, and the mighty Liverpool -

      The Liverpool fans arrived in their numbers, by bus and by train -
      They made their way to their allocation, in Hillsborough's Leppings Lane -
      The police were on patrol, but many lives soon to be wrecked -
      For an entire section of that support, they failed dearly to protect.

      Only seven turnstiles were available, to this excited, loyal crowd -
      Only to see their hero's, the men who made them proud -
      The police opened an exit gate, to ease the pressure outside -
      One of many fateful decisions, they later tried to hide.

      This gate led to a tunnel, normally not the rule -
      It led to these innocent supporters to a stand, already completely full -
      The authorities should have been in position, they should of been on hand -
      But in a grave police oversight, that tunnel was unmanned.

      People spilled onto the pitch, as the BBC went live -
      Hundreds of innocent people, they battled to survive -
      The fans rallied together, their fellow supporters to save -
      they were shocked and frightened, but they were loyal and brave.

      The death toll mounted, as thousands cried -
      As a result of this tragedy, 96 fans died -
      94 passed away that day, then the next day one more -
      As 14 year old Lee Nicol, made his way to heavens door.

      Jon-Paul Gilhooley, the youngest one to die, was only ten years old -
      The death of a child in any circumstances, always the saddest story told -
      In many ways he still lives on, to believe it, isn't hard -
      His memory shaped in the career of his cousin, club legend Steveie Gerrard.

      4 painful years later, in March 19 and 93 -
      The last of the victims, from pain was set free -
      22 year old Tony Bland, his family did adore -
      But the dedicated hospital staff, they could do no more.

      Steven Brown and Peter thompson, oh how can we forget -
      Poor expectant fathers, had kids they never met -
      Just some of the tragic stories, sadly too many to name -
      And just like the Sun Newspaper, the authorities forever hang their heads in shame.

      Many decades later, and their memories live on -
      And while the Liverpool family remember them, they're truly never gone -
      Down around Anfield weay, when the scarves and flags are flown -
      Sing the message to 96 angels, You'll Never Walk Alone.
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      Re: A poem I wanted to share.
      Reply #1: May 28, 2014 11:16:25 am
      Top class.

      Very moving.
      higgy_sham
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      Re: A poem I wanted to share.
      Reply #2: May 28, 2014 12:19:20 pm
      Yeah mate, the fella has a serious talent, and such a way with words.

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      Re: A poem I wanted to share.
      Reply #3: May 28, 2014 07:52:09 pm
      Thank's for posting mate.
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      Re: A poem I wanted to share.
      Reply #4: Oct 09, 2014 02:05:08 pm
      He just sent me this. Looks well now it's printed out.
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      Re: A poem I wanted to share.
      Reply #5: Oct 09, 2014 02:19:03 pm
      I just felt I needed to share this poem written by a friend of mine, Paul O'Neill.

      Paul has a very special talent in writing poems. Just a few weeks ago he wrote a piece, which was shared 10's of thousands of times on Facebook for young Oscar Knox who sadly lost his 2 and a half year battle with Cancer (neuroblastoma)

      Paul has taken the time to write a beautiful piece on the Hillsborough tragedy.

      T'was the 15th of April, in the year 1989 -
      Even thinking of it yet, sends shivers down the spine -
      The FA Cup semi final, tickets sold to the full -
      To the adoring fans of Forest, and the mighty Liverpool -

      The Liverpool fans arrived in their numbers, by bus and by train -
      They made their way to their allocation, in Hillsborough's Leppings Lane -
      The police were on patrol, but many lives soon to be wrecked -
      For an entire section of that support, they failed dearly to protect.

      Only seven turnstiles were available, to this excited, loyal crowd -
      Only to see their hero's, the men who made them proud -
      The police opened an exit gate, to ease the pressure outside -
      One of many fateful decisions, they later tried to hide.

      This gate led to a tunnel, normally not the rule -
      It led to these innocent supporters to a stand, already completely full -
      The authorities should have been in position, they should of been on hand -
      But in a grave police oversight, that tunnel was unmanned.

      People spilled onto the pitch, as the BBC went live -
      Hundreds of innocent people, they battled to survive -
      The fans rallied together, their fellow supporters to save -
      they were shocked and frightened, but they were loyal and brave.

      The death toll mounted, as thousands cried -
      As a result of this tragedy, 96 fans died -
      94 passed away that day, then the next day one more -
      As 14 year old Lee Nicol, made his way to heavens door.

      Jon-Paul Gilhooley, the youngest one to die, was only ten years old -
      The death of a child in any circumstances, always the saddest story told -
      In many ways he still lives on, to believe it, isn't hard -
      His memory shaped in the career of his cousin, club legend Steveie Gerrard.

      4 painful years later, in March 19 and 93 -
      The last of the victims, from pain was set free -
      22 year old Tony Bland, his family did adore -
      But the dedicated hospital staff, they could do no more.

      Steven Brown and Peter thompson, oh how can we forget -
      Poor expectant fathers, had kids they never met -
      Just some of the tragic stories, sadly too many to name -
      And just like the Sun Newspaper, the authorities forever hang their heads in shame.

      Many decades later, and their memories live on -
      And while the Liverpool family remember them, they're truly never gone -
      Down around Anfield weay, when the scarves and flags are flown -
      Sing the message to 96 angels, You'll Never Walk Alone.



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