Before your conception, you danced deep in my mind,
As an idea & a plan, I held you close, for us to tight bind,
And then in my womb & for nine months, you I had held,
Blood, bone & soul, with a heartbeat to name & to meld.
In my arms you were placed, where I held you so safe,
You filled my emptiness, where the world used to chafe,
And I promised to hold you through all life´s thick & thin,
When you ran to my arms, with tears running down chin.
Then when you stumbled & fell, I just held you some more,
Even when you grew to a man & you walked out the door,
And when you were gone, to fields far scattered & wide,
I still held you tight in my heart son, so deep down inside.
Now I am old & my time on this earth is soon duly done,
There´s one thing I want from you, my own precious son,
Please hold me close to you now, as I leave this old earth,
Just as I held you to me, long, long before your sweet birth.
© 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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