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Women's Day SA

Women's Day SA

The date is the 9th August 1956.
I couldn't sleep last night, none of us could.
Are we really going to carry on with this,
Will they listen to us,
Or will they open fire first?
Our husbands and son's must be in some dark hell now being tortured one after the other,
Will my Themba survive these times,
In what world and time have both parents gone to war?
I can't go, what if I don't come back,
But my sisters will be there, holding hands, chanting come what may.
I'm still being haunted by the ending line at yesterdays meeting
"we will march for our lives and the lives of our children, tomorrow we will be our Husband's Wives and we will hold hands with them in prison if we have to"
I am strong, he chose me for this,
What if...OH! the bell has rung,its time


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  1. Date: 8/9/2015 1:52:00 PM

    Oh what a long tortuous night that would be; my heart can only weep Litha. I pray it ended well.