She´s life´s carrier, she´s the bearer, of weighty matters all,
Bearing, in womb, in arms, on back, on head, not letting fall,
Babe, water, grain, wood, awkward branches, & heavy stone,
Giving life, nurturing, sowing, reaping & building sweet home.
Her only dropping & shedding, each month with full red moon,
In silence, humming deep in her soul, the ancient wafting tune,
Bending, stretching & continually lifting, all that´s in her wake,
Building, ploughing & gathering, to feed & thirst’s pain to slake.
In all five continents, in countries so wide & very far away flung,
Plodding tired feet, leave prints in red dust, thorn & animal dung,
With kicking in belly, sun on her head & sloshing in rusty tin pail,
Swaying through deserts & forests, with tides to primeval old wail.
Carrying, from the dawn of earth´s birth till the dusk of our times,
Bearing, from the stoned groveling of apes till man´s zodiac signs,
Woman, this carrier, this bearer, of this whole world & her pain,
“Survival”, she says, but wonders, would she do it all over again?
© 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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