Over 400 poets contributed 800 poems to celebrate Liverpool's 800th year. You can read them all here, just click anywhere on the picture of the Liver Building. Alternatively, you can select poems from a list
To those of us who’ve lost a child, only we can know the pain,
the ache that never goes away, our loss is heavens gain.
Do you believe in heaven? I really do not know,
perhaps a Liverpool heaven, where all our children go.
No matter how old, when they died, either two or twenty seven,
they’ll always be our children, perhaps in Liverpool heaven.
Still supporting family teams, wearing red and blue,
watching over their home town, and over me and you.
They call a man a widower, when his wife she passes on,
they call a woman a widow, when her husband he has gone.
There’s no ONE word for parents, How could there ever be?
for just one word, cannot describe, the loss to you and me.
To the parents of our city, who’ve lost a child this way,
I wish you well for all the days when the grief won’t go away.
Pauline E Speak
To we tried to get poem800 published in book form but with 800 poems we couldn't find a publisher, also it was too expensive for us to print ourselves via vanity press so we regret that we have been unable to get it published. But we decided to leave it published on the internet i.e. running with a random poem every day (at our expense) and if anyone has any ideas on how to publish please get in touch.
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