Purple Town

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By Ric Johnson 
Website : anotherliverpoolpoet.co.uk 

Purple Town

Balls, plucked from the hat

Decide how the hand of Fate

Would crash amongst us

Red and Blue sent where

Some lived while some would die.


Intertwined, our scarves twist

Catch, unfurl and separate

Blue to the Villa, Red march

On Hillsborough, hooked

On fierce pins of Destiny.


Same streets, houses, pubs

Same mates, shops, schools

Friendships, jobs and rain

Split by loyalty, tied by blood

Split by fate, tied by love.


Everton blue, Liverpool red

Our people live, our people dead

Our City wept, our City bled

Everton, Liverpool, Kenny said

Together, forged, for the way ahead.