Why are you sad mommy?

Why are you sad mommy?

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

on Mandela

"
1994.
I was in love.
And then
there
was the news.
by myself in
my friend's
apartment
I sat and cried.
ELECTED.
a dream.
and Biko's song
played in my head
APARTHEID
was truly dead.

on Dec 5, 2013
the flags at my
daughter's school
flew at half staff.
She came home
to tell me
about a man
named Mandela.
and asked me
why I was sad
about a man
I never met.
I told her
how I cried
tears of joy
the day
APARTHEID
died
and
then
I just
cried.



© 2016 Lyn Anderson


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Lyn Anderson
Lyn Anderson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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