The Gentle Hills of Pretty Bones
Tell me dear, where is it that your pretty bones do lie?
Underneath yonder hills, beneath God´s breathy sky,
Waltzing in frocks of daffodils with hems of lilac blues,
Dancing toes of dewy lawns, shod in pretty daisy shoes.
Serenaded by cold night winds & kissed by gentle breezes,
Told old tales by the ancient bones, who lie below & freezes,
Warmed by summer´s sunbeams & in dawn caressed by frost,
And deep within the earth´s sod, your history´s name embossed.
Your pretty bones now lying, where once there swam great whales,
Lying beneath these rolling hills, besides the bones of dragon´s tails,
Your grave I cannot find, but in this old land you once called home,
I know that beneath these gentle hills, is where you rest your bones.
Where old echoing ghosts go calling, on the dark autumnal nights,
Garbed & robed in the gowns of winter, in ermined snowy whites,
With soft coronet of silver stars, upon your moon touched head,
Your pretty bones, beneath these hills, are now safe & gently wed.
© 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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