Womb´s umbilical departure, of mother from her babe,
“Adieu little one & in your life, you never need be afraid,”
The tree´s whispering, to the sad, dying & loosened leaf,
As autumn creeps in from summer, death´s uninvited thief.
Seashores plead with the ebbings of the cold & cruel tides,
Begging the waves to stay, close by her weeping aching side,
And the sky asks migrating birds, to remain up above on high,
The dying rose to its petal, “please do not bid me goodbye”.
The day fades into gilt sadness, at its last sunshine´s beams,
Soft velvet night sighs to blue moon, as its last light is seen,
The sky asks the diamante stars to linger just a little longer,
As strength wanes in man, kneeling, he prays a little stronger.
Precious words upon the tongue, departing from sore heart,
“Please do not leave me”, words spoken from the very start,
Mother to son, lover to lover, all spoken within love´s sighing,
Leavings, goings on the sad departures, of far off & faraway dying’s.
© 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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