Her life was so small, but who´re they to judge?
Those throwing stones, who besmirch & smudge,
She was just a sweet little lady, going on her way,
Doing what had to be done, to get through her day.
She bought up her family, as all good mothers do,
She loved her sweet man, long after he´d wooed,
The “Housewife”, the title, bestowed on her being,
She was criticized by many, for not being more seeing.
For not saving the wolves, whales & poor African child,
Not trying to save forests, seas, all things dying & wild,
“Join this & join that”, words, all bombarded & hurled,
Just a small housewife, trying to save her small world.
Helping old people, with shopping & crossing busy street,
On buses & trains, she, always the first to offer her seat,
She´d bend to pat puppies & she´d smile at lost strangers,
Doing all the small stuff, let the rest, be the world´s rangers.
Saying “there are those doing big stuff, forgetting the small”,
Let them do what they must, I´ll stay on this side of the wall,
There are very big issues in life, that need such special care,
What about those around us, by many, not seen & not there?
Always a miracle to her, the fact that she´d be breathing,
Every tiny gesture, little seed, she needed no big heaving,
Her life may be deemed small, insignificant, some even say,
She was happy, just doing the small stuff & in her own way.
© 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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