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December 6, 2013

Mandela from guardianlv.com

Mandela
from guardianlv.com

11 February 1990. Portobello, Dublin.

‘Come in, quickly! He’s on his way.’ Seán calls me into the sitting room. I run from the kitchen. And there he is. Free man walking. Mandela.

5 December 2013. Ballyvaughan, Co Clare.

I’m in the sitting room. Me, channel-hopping. Cat, purring. And there he is. Free man soaring. Mandela.

Cry, Little World, for Grandad is dead.                  

Smile, Little World, that such a man lived.

c. Karen McDonnell.

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