Where does the doyen of care go when she´s inside her head?
Deep within the cockles of her soul when she goes to her bed,
She´s curled up tight within herself, inside deep & slowly dying,
She´s no longer caring, not seeing & has even given up trying.
Once a young virgin maid, into loveless marriage forced & wed,
So very innocent, afraid & sentenced to the cruel married bed,
It was arranged & spliced by patriarchs, to one who didn’t care,
And to his leering gaze, she lifts not eyes, does not even dare.
Bearer of the sons, keeper of the hearth, the bed & tidy home,
No possessions, no pay, absolutely nothing to call her very own,
No loving word, whipped into submission, never to answer back,
Trapped in a home, not hers, within walls wrapped in very black.
© 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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