Cracked windows, old walls & sepia ceilings,
Where bats nest between soft-clad peelings,
Ancient wooden pillars & forgotten beams,
Where old dust smiles upon shadowy seams.
Black ravens now visit, where no man treads,
Dead roam low, where the living now dreads,
The hoot of owls & damp mould cool seeping,
Over grey stones, where old ivy´s now creeping.
Laughter long-lost, upon the echoing of wailings,
Where red-rust, hot whispers & kisses old railings,
The tiptoeing footsteps, of those ghosts now gone,
Icy weeping of maidens, where the sun once shone.
Now the living have gone, but cold life´s still sighing,
Amongst mossy green walls & dry blooms sad dying,
Scents of abandoned gardens & old dead tombs,
Melodic voices waltzing, around old loved rooms.
© 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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