As the Spanish call sparks, all gone in a “chispa”,
Disappearing all in a flash, like a kiss & a whisper,
The glinting, sparking, a falling star in night´s dark,
The bird´s little tear drop, left alone on tree´s bark.
Baby´s breath on your breast, then he leaves home,
When did he grow up so quickly & leave you alone?
The lover´s “I love you”, said & then left in the night,
Quick flash of a bomb, taking away fighting man´s sight.
The dancing step, the one that youth danced far away,
All over so quickly, those long days of ever sweet play,
Sun disappearing, taking all warmth, before it has shone,
And as for the moon, first it was full & then it was gone.
The smiling, first so friendly & then turned to sour frown,
Quickly it managed to slip on the face & turn upside down,
The sweet honey on lips, turning to vinegar in harsh words,
A vision of Angels, flying away on the wings of sweet birds.
The little moth, born at dawn & dead in the dying of dusk,
Delicate petal dried, leaving a lingering fragrance of musk,
The drifting feather, wafting & briefly caressing man´s hand,
The minute little grain, of the ground down & unseen sand.
Warm of summer & cold of winter, seasons changing so fast,
Snowflakes melting, spring & autumn, now long gone & past,
Life, but a small Spanish “chispa”, a taking in of sudden breath,
And within a flash ending, in an exhaling, at our imminent death.
© Sue Lobo
Excerpt from the book “The Last Dance”
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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