Katy´s “NO” – Author Sue Lobo


Our Katy was a good girl, dulcet, sweet & mild,

Everyone would say, “What a very good child”,

Katy was a young lady, demure, so coy & pretty,

Men would take her home & say,”Oh what a pity”.


Our Katy was a good wife & doing all right things,

Kept home & obeyed, but always dreamed of wings,

Katy was a good mother, pandering to kids whims,

All ran her ragged, to exhaustion & old wrinkled skin.


Then one day our Katy woke up & said the magic word,

Through that word she grew wings & flew up like a bird,

And all were shocked & troubled by this new & awful blow,

It was all because our Katy had learned to say that “No”.


From the kernel of that “No”, our Katy blossomed & grew,

She was prettier now by far, as higher each day she flew,

And respected more by all now, as she went about her way,

After all her chores were done, Katy even learned to play.


“What I don´t understand”, she thought, deep inside her head,

Is why this simple word of “No”, is not taught before we wed,

It´s as if because we are women, we are deemed to be the fools?

When the simple word of “No”, should be taught to girls in schools.


© Sue Lobo

I Am Woman 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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