A Rose for the Dead by Sue Lobo



Remembering the day we met & the day we wed,

Anniversaries, birthdays, days deep in heart & head,

The birth of our babes & you, whom I loved & chose,

The special occasions, bestowed with a kiss & a rose.


Red roses on your lips, blushing pinks upon your cheek,

The pretty bunches in vases, on every day of every week,

Orange ones in autumn, lilac blooms for summer Junes,

Yellows in new spring & whites for pearly ebbing moons.


Roses for all seasons, bestowed in life & in undying love,

But now you´ve gone far away, to your God far up above,

What do I do now with roses, unloved & so not needed?

Sadly unwanted, uncared for, left rotting & un-weeded.


I want so dearly to give you, a perfect rose of opal white,

The colour of snow, of my hair, of my fast & fading sight,

From your portrait, please stretch out your small & pale hand,

A rose I give with love, to take away to your far-off heaven´s land.


© Sue Lobo

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Excerpt from the book “The Last Dance”

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11072433_634509326650147_3807222644669625548_oAbout 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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3 replies

  1. How Lovely Sue


  2. Lovely poem! The emotions in your writing are dripping through your ornamented words!!


  3. Wow that are amazing.. The emotion was so deep..
    Great work


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