On dark & haunting night you creep,
Out of the river whilst beasts do sleep,
Not one animal sees, & not one hears,
Your silence allays all sleeping fears.
By day you lie-still, an old millenary log,
Fooling the gentle & meek in African bog,
Just one green-marble-eye slyly peeping,
Down leathered cheek, legend weeping.
When all are fooled & trust their loneliness,
They trip & sip, trotting over your stoniness,
In the sizzling heat you set your silent trap,
And in the Delta echoes the deathly snap.
© Sue Lobo
Excerpt from the book “Wild Whisperings”
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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