Life and Death – The Lovers by Sue Lobo



      Lili Saatchi Photography, Cemetery of Staglieno in Genoa, Italy




As life danced over into death´s sweet domain,

Slowly she waltzed, knowing nothing remained,

Loves loved, all done, new futures reared & raised,

A life lived full, wending trails & hells duly blazed.


With skirts of the earth, seas & wafting air swirling,

Flounced through portals of heaven, gently unfurling,

The choral voices of the living, now beginning to pall,

Echoing footsteps, mere prints lost in memory´s hall.


“Death becomes you”, he said, offering his cold hand,

And death danced her slowly, into her new, but old land,

Now gone, the ruddy red roses from upon her pale cheek,

Leaving alabaster kisses in their place, so tender & meek.


Her ever watchful & beady eyes now close & are stilled,

Now pearly in opalescent nacre, at long last now tranquil,

Death knelt before her & asked, “Please stay & be my wife,

I´ve walked beside you forever, I´m so in love with you, my life”.


© Sue Lobo

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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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  1. My goodness, the poem is beautiful and deep


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