The Hippo – Author Sue Lobo



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The Hippo

Hippopotamus, related to horse & hippo for short,

Comical beast with toothy grin & a pig-like snort,

Grey, fat assed, grand of mouth & very short limbed,

Sassy waddling, with small pretty ears neatly trimmed.

Disney´s Fantasia´s tutu clad joke & that of many a butt,

Oblivious in your hole, as into muddy waters you fatly strut,

Deeply swimming & splashing in your soddy African hollow,

With little pink eyes always peering through muddy wallow.

Crunching on sweet river reeds, cutely you slowly ploddingly go,

With shell-like ears peeping above water, you steamingly blow,

Snorting & huffing creamy dawn´s musky air of African dreams,

But down below your waters, morphing into killing machines.


© Sue Lobo


Excerpt from the book “Wild Whisperings”

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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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