Justice for the 96

My poetic take on a day that has seen the truth about the terrible disaster of Hillsborough finally emerge after 23 years, a truth that vindicates the tireless campaigning of the families and all those who wanted justice for the 96.

Justice is truth in action,
truth after years of years of lies,
slander, deception,
Labels sticking like dirt,
years of hurt,
mocking, derision.
We hear the truth,
In silence,
In shock we read the truth.
Of those who died who could have survived,
The truth, not lies masquerading in disguise,
with tears in our eyes, we hear the truth,
for 23 years they waited in grief,
yet the truth finally emerges,
To set free the 96 to rest in peace.