liberal? yes that’s me
small “l” liberal, always have been . . .
small “c” conservative too, conserving, hopefully
conservation is a good word . . .
did I ever vote for Trudeau?
probably not memorably
that photo of David Anderson with me
and a few others at a picnic in
must have been circa 1972
I probably voted Liberal that year
probably voted for David
along with a few others on that blanket
David, finally in
, had a long career Ottawa
but I don’t remember voting Liberal . . .
Trudeau never embarrassed me
Trudeau did amuse me
I’m proud of Trudeau
but wasn’t part of Trudeau-mania . . .
I’m glad Pierre was older than Al
Margaret younger than I was
but – what was the purpose of this poem?
oh yes – I have voted NDP, I know that
but never so much for the person
'til Jack turned my head . . .
Jack Layton, that smarty-pants-from-Toronto
I’ve been proud of him since his victory speech
at the leadership convention!
time for a dark horse, a bright horse!
our bright hope –
written by Franci Louann June 25, 2004, rewritten September 30, 2008