Tossed tumbling from dark womb, into earth´s harsh light,
Bones garbed in flesh & a fragile skin far too pale & tight,
Stitched & sewn by God, with needles primed & barbed,
Dressed in packing of organs & of bones of brittle shard.
Sent via seed by God, to the mother´s nurturing womb,
Woven with life & love by heaven´s manipulative loom,
Piece by piece from patches, of pattern drawn & traced,
Rasping, gasping & darned & upon this earth misplaced.
Of trousered legs & tight sleeves of skinned white arms,
Flung upon this old earth, before fear & continuous harm,
Hems of itchings beneath knees, of old & bended seams,
Why can nobody in life, hear her silent & urgent screams?
She wonders why she feels, that her life is a robe too tight,
And why can she not be garbed, in gossamer beams of light,
And dressed, suited & booted in an armour of fetid breath,
Left her longing to be mantled, in the merciful sigh of 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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