No Wheelchairs in Heaven
The little lad born infirm, sadly & crookedly bent,
Within his short little life, he, in a wheelchair spent,
Was unable with other children, to run & joyfully play,
Until that dark night, when God came & took him away.
Arriving in heaven God told him,” Be brave & do not weep,”
“I´m worried about Mama, she thought she had me for keeps,”
God told him to write her a letter & send it into her dreams,
“Miracles work you know laddie, strange as that now seems”.
Dearest Mama Don´t Weep, I know my life on earth was brief,
I know you cared & loved me dearly, but now I only feel relief,
Now there are no cruel tossed barbs & I feel no wearing pain,
Now I smile warm sunbeams & my only tears are drops of rain.
And look how I can run with Angels, in sweet & flowered fields,
No bent back, no pain & no more need for wheelchair wheels,
But Mama, I´ve not gone far, I´m the breeze upon your cheek,
I´ll be the smile upon your lips, knowing I am no longer weak.
You shall awake from your dreams & know that I was here,
A kiss to puppy, a hug to dad, there´s nothing more to fear,
And although I was too young to go, at barely even eleven,
Mama, just wanted you to know, there are no wheelchairs
Here in heaven.
© 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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