Her arm is raised, the red
T-shirt proclaiming her beliefs
and that is just the start
of what this flame
that burns bright
shows to the world.
There is a sense of magnificence
that resides under the cool music exterior,
always at the heart to show her town
as being the best, the finest, the indomitable,
this Liverpool, this keeper of the Red Flag,
hums along before a note is etched out
and when the music starts
she, with honour, knows that is the best
it can ever be, the Utopia that Thomas More
could not discern.
This Liverpool would be nothing
without her belief, her arm raised
Foxy style, the salute of what is right
in her world,
for she will not be broken.
Dedicated to Val Colvin
Ian D. Hall 2017