A poem dedicated to the parents and billets of the Humboldt Broncos
Humboldt Forever in Our Hearts
Noisy crowds sporting jerseys
Skates, hockey sticks, pucks and referees!
It’s such a familiar sight
And a real genuine Canadian hockey night.
Youngsters hope for the big time.
Ice crackles, players change lines
While parents smile, always proud.
Cheers keep growing and getting loud.
Then a regular trip for another game
Almost there, then all is changed!
A young active hockey team
And suddenly a horrific scene….
Everyone is asking why
And so many of us just cry.
Such a great dark cloud of grief
And people are looking for relief.
Canada and the whole world feels the pain.
Then in response action came.
Local mothers set up a “go fund me”
Just being part of the hockey family.
The money flowed in and grew.
It told its’ own story, and everyone knew
Support and love was there.
Then a trend showed extra care.
Set a hockey stick at the door
And it said so much more
With the porch light on
It meant these players are not gone.
In hockey they will always play a part.
They will forever live in Canada’s heart.
And across the whole country
Quietly crowds move about sporting jerseys.