From umbilical cord, of the mother´s womb of life,
Joined in love, through joys & equal days of strife,
Threads uniting in strings of aura & in family, binds,
Tying us up, on life´s path & on long journeyed lines.
We talk of threads, of cotton, wool, silk, satin & yarn,
Those spun on looms, to sew, knit & some used to darn,
And those skeins of golden hair that turn to silver snow,
As life´s journey proceeds, the threads of love to grow.
Those threadings of tiny spiders & silken gossamer webs,
Dawn´s songs trilling in ribbons, from wee sun-risen nebs,
The breath of Angel´s breathing, on morning misty wisps,
The call of baby´s voices, escaping from rose-bubbled lips.
And the last old cord uniting us to solid & earthbound life,
The ectoplasmic thread, severed by death´s sharpened knife,
Releasing us from tightened bindings of the universal breath,
Towards God´s light we drift, into our new & thread-less 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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