Little blackbird, in Spanish you’re a mirlo,
I hear you at dawn when the mists lie low,
You are coal black & not of rainbow plume,
Beak of sunshine & eyes that greet the moon,
For sinning hunter, you are no trophied prize,
Your pretty trilling, the first heard every sunrise,
No human deems you fit for locking in the cage,
Unlike the raptor, in man you don´t evoke a rage,
You hop & bob about your day, happy you are free,
You sing knowing you’re not wanted, so they let you be.
© Sue Lobo
Excerpt from the book “Wild Whisperings”
Wild Whisperings by Sue Lobo
Have you ever witnessed an animal die or being killed, how about hundreds of animals dying or being killed off in front of your eyes? With each year that passes South Africa’s rhino population decreases due in large part to poachers who slaughter these animals. If the numbers remain steady, it is estimated that by the year 2026 they could possibly become extinct in the wild. Hunted for their Keratin horns as the elephant its ivory tusks, pushed to the brink of extinction, yet they are not alone. The plain truth is that the mistreatment of Animals is a global epidemic. This book “Wild Whisperings” speaks to such topics. The content found within is much more than well-dressed words void of true substance gracing the page as sometimes poetry tends to do.
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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.