The innocent purity of sweet camisole in cream soft lace,
In broderie-anglaise & crisp white cotton for virginal face,
The becoming of a woman, with those new budding breasts,
Leaving behind those itchy, grey & very dull school-girl vests.
The buddings bloom & soon become those sweet pink roses,
Kissed with transparent lips of cyan, lilacs & pale primroses,
Cami-knickers in watered satin, dainty lace & soft French silk,
Caressing inside thighs, as soft as the cream of moonlight milk.
Corsets beribboned, stays & frilly brassiers in cups of A, B & C´s,
Fishnets, bows, zips & butterflies, negligees that titillate & tease,
Black transparent stockings & those with the silky line up the back,
Leading to heaven´s door & for fumbling hands, mapping the track.
Cheeky little suspenders that chatter, slap, click & eventually snap,
Push up bras, the filled in, the low-cut & also the ones with no strap,
The garters, warm, inviting & shown, then ripped off & casually tossed,
The crystal, scarlet, & black, the plain, the embroidered & embossed.
Time goes & spreads, as does the belly, thighs & those crawling hips,
The elastic loosens & soon it all loses it hold & lets go of its iron grip,
And our lingerie morphs into sad beige bloomers down to the knees,
Pulled up over thick old tights to keep out fingers & the icy cold freeze.
And as we spend our last days rocking away in our old rocking chair,
We remember way back to those long lost days, to our very first pair,
Of those sensuous silken stockings, those ones embracing the thigh,
And in our decline we curse our old age & softly, sadly & wistfully sigh.
© Sue Lobo
Excerpt from the book “I Am Woman”
About the Author
Sue Lobo is the author of three books of her experiences in Africa, a poetry book “Africa My Africa” which is poetry reflecting African life in the terrible apartheid era in South Africa & “Lollipops of Dust”, her autobiography, of a child´s view of living in colonial Africa, in the Kalahari desert, with all the magic of what the old Africa had to offer. Her last book “The Last Dance” was published by Creative Talents Unleashed. She has also participated in eleven poetry anthologies with other very talented poets & has won a couple poetry competitions in Gibraltar & Spain. On occasions she has written requested epitaphs and elegies for families of departed souls. She is married to a Spaniard, with two grown up sons & presently lives in Spain. The sale of this latest collection of animal themed poetry called “Wild Whisperings” published by Creative Talents Unleashed will go entirely to Save The Rhino Fund.
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