Even Stephen, 25 years on.

Even Stephen had a right to life

But it was snatched away by the blade of a knife.

Snatched away on the dark night 22nd April 1993.

Five or six youths with knives, if that is even Stephen, I fail to see.

Even Stephen had a right to an unbiased investigation

Did it happen … not at first but his mother’s protests rocked the Nation.

It was not even Stephen, what those boys did

It was not even Stephen that evidence and statements were twisted and hid.

Even Stephen had a mother true and strong

She has fought for justice for him making sure she’d right the wrongs.

Was it even Stephen that you’ve been robbed of twenty five years.

Stolen, your future, your hopes and dreams and all your fears!

Was it even Stephen that you had to die that night

But for changing buses you’d not of seen those boys, not died in your final flight.

You have left a legacy its true changed laws and procedures too

Was it even Stephen that they laid a plaque for you

Was it even Stephen that they vandalized it several times too.

Even Stephen, when was it ever, even for you?

Stephen Lawrence

I wrote about Stephen Lawrence first in 2013. God rest your soul Stephen life was never even for you. You deserve to be remembered especially today on the 25th anniversary of your murder.

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Betty Hayes Albright
    Apr 22, 2018 @ 04:10:29

    Powerful tribute, Willow. πŸ’™

    Reply

  2. Ritu
    Apr 22, 2018 @ 06:43:37

    Such a poignant posts sis… I watched the BBC’s three-part documentary this week, and the sheer incompetence of the Met Police, or was it ignorance, beggars believe!
    What his poor family went through, what his poor friend, Dwayne went through, being suspected, bullied…I know knife crime hasn’t gone down, but at least the right to a proper investigation is there now…
    RIP Stephen

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  3. ksbeth
    Apr 22, 2018 @ 09:05:29

    what a horrible loss. i’m so glad that he is never forgotten.

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Apr 22, 2018 @ 09:58:33

      The whole case was mishandled, sadly there are and will be more deaths like this one. It’s time the authorities to buck up their ideas.πŸ’œπŸ’œ

      Reply

  4. Judy E Martin
    Apr 22, 2018 @ 11:44:43

    This is such a lovely tribute to Stephen, Sis. If it wasn’t bad enough the way that those thugs bullied him, the Police made a hash of investigating it and justice was never properly served for the poor family and friends that have to live with their loss. πŸ’–πŸ’–

    Reply

  5. Lynz Real Cooking
    Apr 24, 2018 @ 16:39:44

    So sad

    Reply

  6. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 25, 2018 @ 17:25:06

    How absolutely horrific, Willow.

    Reply

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