38 years, a moment in time.
A white kerchief held aloft,by a cleric called Edward Daly.
Not a flag of surrender, only a signal
That a wounded man was receiving last rights
13 dead, murdered on the day whilst another
Lingered in hospital, the inevitable happened, he died
14 killed, by British paratroopers
Many score lay wounded, as the forces of the crown
kept murdering and shooting innocent people,
evan as they lay on the ground
An echo of despair, reverberated around the world
Horror, shock,that this is happening on a
British street,is unthinkable
Until lord chief justice widgery was told
In no uncertain terms, brand them all
Gunmen, and bombers, the creditability of those
Innocent dead in Derry beschmirched by another British lackey
The truth was told at a press conference 2 hours after the outrage
They were only children
Fleeing the rampage of murdering thugs sent in to sort out the problem?
That dastardly problem lay
In the peaceful protest of asking for civil rights
It was accepted as right,and proper by the world press
But, British prideful government decried no
"We are an honorable people"
It did not happen, they were all guilty of a crime,
asking for civil rights.
And so the injustice of British justice witnessed
In full view of British T.V. cameras
Guns, bombs,none were ever recovered
From the victims, they did not exist
Now 38 moments have past, each day a year
For every grieved family until 15 of June 2010
They were cleared of being terrorists
Now Edward Daly, and the world press ask
where are the official photographs taken at Rossville flats
38 long years before showing they were the innocents
Sacrificed by British might.Destroyed to sustain the
so called honour of British right to spend.
200 million pounds to sustain a lie depicted here
In the list of the dead and injured.
List of those killed
Patrick ('Paddy') Doherty (31)
Gerald Donaghy (17)
John Johnston (59)
John Johnson was shot twice on 30 January 1972 and died on 16 June 1972. His family is convinced that he died prematurely and that his death was due to the injuries received and trauma he underwent on 'Bloody Sunday'.
List of those injured (from gunfire unless otherwise stated)
Michael Bradley (22)
Michael Bridge (25)
Alana Burke (18) (injured when run down by a British Army armoured personnel carrier)
Patrick Campbell (53) (injured when run down by a British Army armoured personnel carrier ?)
Margaret ('Peggy') Derry (37) (the only woman shot and injured on 'Bloody Sunday')
Damien Donaghy (15)
Joseph ('Joe') Friel (20)
Daniel Gillespie (31) (not mentioned in Widgery's Tribunal Report)