She cast off tight chord & danced out of dark womb,
Her little limbs loose & searching for space & room,
She danced through her childhood with happy smiles,
And through her teens, on floors of wood, rug & tiles.
She danced her many men a very merry & lively dance,
She cavorted; she boogied, rapped, tangoed & pranced,
She waltzed at her wedding in lace, silk & satin of white,
And with her husband, beneath creamy moons at night.
She danced her children through their joyful memories,
She danced through fields of lilacs & orchards of berries,
She danced under tall trees of autumn, summer & spring,
And twirled with soft snowflakes that sparkled & blinged.
Her sad tears, she´d two-step away in the blink of an eye,
She´d dance like a banshee with swirling storms in the sky,
She´d lie soft, in the musical arms of the soft barmy breeze,
And she´d sway in the pungent waves of warm tropical seas.
Around like a swirling Dervish, she´d twirl like a spinning top,
She danced with gold autumn leaves as they spun & dropped,
Under the morning sun, she´d lift & float like an errant balloon,
And beneath silver stars, she´d dance with the pregnant moon.
With the scudding high clouds of white, pink & dark fluffy grey,
She´d throw up her arms & sing, “Please dance me far-far away”,
She danced magical ancient rituals to call down much needed rain,
And when the rain arrived, heeding her call, she´d dance once again.
She flittered busily in blooms with the buzzing butterflies & bees,
She dressed in finery of moss & mistletoe & danced with the trees,
She donned pretty dropped feathers & danced away with the birds,
She danced to the music of the universe that was by her alone heard.
The time finally came for her to dance out of this earth-bound life,
And she did, although slower now, but she did it without any strife,
And she held up her arms welcoming with joy, the angels that came,
Saying, “Would you do me the honour of dancing me home once again?”
© 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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