Ali Eckermann

(1963 - / Kaurna / Australia)

TEARS FOR MUM - Poem by Ali Eckermann

Mum can I cry at your funeral, can I wail
Like I do out bush, can I walk the aisle in ochre
Can you tell the other kids that this is okay, this is
What I need, the way we grieve, proper way out bush

Mum can you explain that I need my sisters from Yuendumu
And Haasts Bluff by my side at your funeral
Can you tell the other kids that this is okay, this is
What I need, the way we grieve, proper way out bush

Mum can you understand this is the only way I know
To mend my aching heart when you pass away
Can you tell the other kids that this is okay, this is
What I need, the way we grieve, proper way, out bush


Comments about TEARS FOR MUM by Ali Eckermann

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/20/2018 11:53:00 AM)

    Separation from mum is definitely very painful. In her funeral crying comes automatically. The only way is understood very well. This poem is very emotionally and brilliantly penned...10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2018



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