Mama told me, on the day I came to earth,
That I had pink rosebuds, upon my lips at birth,
As child, soft lips smudged with juice of cherries,
Daubed, traced & licked, with furtive stolen berries.
As free young maiden, lips bruised mauve by kisses,
Lip-printed page to lovers, in steamy love-lorn missives,
Leaving stain upon the glass, of red & un-drunk wine,
And upon memory´s lace hanky, of past & long lost time.
My lips forever painted, always & on every single day,
And I´ll not let anybody ever see me, in any other way,
In ruby, wine, cerise, or in crimson of the scarlet hussy,
In any red that´s bright, I don´t care, I´m never ever fussy.
Please promise me when I´m dying, just before I´m dead,
That you with your old fingers, will paint my lips bright red,
So I may meet my Maker, with lips well painted cherried,
Promise me my dear, to red-paint my lips, long before I´m buried.
© 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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