For Manchester

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

For Manchester


Hello Lovelies 

You may have noticed I haven't posted here on my blog for a week, after the events in Manchester last Monday night, it just didn't feel right to post. I had scheduled a post for last Tuesday which did go up but purely because I completely forgot about it due to personal circumstances. Since then I haven't wanted to post and I don't feel able to continue with my blog without mentioning Manchester in some way, being Mancunian born and bred and for other more personal reasons, it just doesn't feel right not mentioning it. 

I thought long and hard about what to do, what to write, and I have decided that I am going to share with you a poem written by Ryan Williams. 


A grey Tuesday morning, 'neath Lancastrian skies
We wake once again to wipe tears from our eyes.
Forced to wear robes of weakness ad pity,
As cowards attack the very heart of our city.

Like always, we'll comfort and hold one another,
A Mancunian family of sisters and brothers.
For a time our strut is reduced to a stagger,
But make no mistake, we'll rekindle our swagger.

We'll learn how to live with another deep scar.
If you think you can beat us, you don't know who we are!

We're Collyhurst, Ancoats, Moston and Sale.
We're Oldham and Bury; Ashton; Rochdale.

We're Pankhurts and Turing, the Gallagher Brothers,
We're Morrissey, Marr and a million others!

We're a city of workers, a city of shirkers.
A city of tracksuits, and bibles and burkas.

Vegetarian, Rastafarian, Athiest, Jew.

100 red! 100% blue.

We're each of us different but never alone.
In the Cosmopolitopia, we get to call 'home'.

So, come at us again, and again if you must. 
Time after time we'll rise from the dust.
You'll never prevail - not against us...

This is Manchester, our MANCHESTER 
And the bees still buzz!

My love and thoughts are with the families of the 22 people who sadly lost their lives that night, may they rest in peace. 

Thank you for reading, much love as always

Zoë x 




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