He Was Only Eleven


He was only eleven
this shouldn’t have happened
what can we say
hang our heads in shame
Melanie and Stephen
lost their most precious gift
left to walk the rest of their lives
in nightmare
the only thing we share
we are all
losing Liverpool.

He was only eleven
this shouldn’t have happened.
a young boy ready to start big school
a young Blue
football in his blood
heroes covering his bedroom wall
all Rhys wanted was go out and play
like many a young Scouser
living his life through football
till someone took him away.

Blue and Red together united in grief
He was only eleven
this shouldn’t have happened
but it did
first deadly shots of our third world war
our new blitz threatening to destroy
the very fabric of our culture
we must share the blame
we must do something
we must do what Scousers do best
SPEAK UP
name these killers.
and unlike them keep Rhys forever in our hearts by remembering him
Rhys beloved son of Liverpool

By A parent