NaPoWriMo – Day 26

NaPoWriMo – Day 26

The day 26 prompt was to write a poem that incorporates a call and response. Calls-and-responses are used in many sermons and hymns (and also in sea shanties), in which the preacher or singer asks a question or makes an exclamation, and the audience responds with a specific, pre-determined response for example: Can I get an amen?, to which the response is AMEN.  The response could be a sort of refrain or chorus that comes up repeatedly, while the call could vary slightly each time it is used.  The could be longer than the response, or vice versa. Today a very important and long overdue verdict has been announced – that the people killed in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 were unlawfully killed.  This poem is dedicated to the 96 and the people of Liverpool.  Justice at last.

Justice for the 96

Cover ups and lies
Accusations of drunken yobs
and late arrivals without tickets
27 years of fighting for
Justice for the 96

A fiction printed on a rag
So called law enforcers
Covering up for 27 years
While we fought for
Justice for the 96

You thought you could silence us?
You thought we would go home quietly?
You thought you would get away with it?
We were never going to stop fighting for
Justice for the 96

The truth is out this day
You can’t deny it anymore
For 27 years we have never walked alone
27 years one voice has demanded
Justice for the 96

Copyright D M Day 2016


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