She lived on the soft edge of reason, just this side of life,
When Angel of death knocked on her door & invited her in,
She said,” I´m ready to go to the ball, but first I must be clad,
I must be garbed & attired to suit this auspicious occasion”,
The Angel just nodded & smiled & said, “Just take your time,
I´ll wait here until you look utterly beautiful & superbly divine”,
So the old woman prayed to the God she´d always called friend,
“I ask you to help me one last time, help me to dress for the ball,
Paint my cold lips, with the golden beams of the ancient warm sun,
Daub my lined cheeks, with the rouge of dawn´s ruddy pink roses,
Shod my cool curled feet, within the forest´s ivy slippers of green,
Mantle me barely, in whispers of the moth´s gentle moon-breath,
Crown my befuddled old head, with twinkling tiara of bright stars,
Please then wrap me, in the happy shawl of old memories now past,
Let the only tears on my cheek, be those of raindrops & cold dews,
And now I am ready, to waltz through death´s awaiting long halls,
Naked, garbed only in my skin & mantled in the echoes of my life.
© Sue Lobo
Excerpt from the book “The Last Dance”
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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.
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