SOPHIE – a Tribute Poem to the memory of Sophie Lancaster

Written by me today, in memory of Sophie Lancaster who was killed 6 years ago just for being “different”.

In spellbound memory of an angel,

Who’s dominion stood dark and true.

Her life taken far too early,

It could’ve been me, or you.


She was murdered for being “different”

For having the conviction of truth,

For being herself. For being a Goth.

Her life was the burden of proof.


We will never forget you, dark angel,

Since you exited this mortal coil.

And the passion that lives on in your memory,

Will be carried by your kindred spirits, loyal.


A legacy left of being defined 

As being to thine ownself true.

And though your loss hurts, deep within souls

Sophie, we will never forget you.


There but for the grace of God, go I

With Goth buried deep in my soul.

I’m ready to stand up and say that I care,

So Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere





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