Ensconced within dark & secret womb,
Sent cowl-draped to life, far too soon,
Her sex hidden well behind draping veil,
Unseen, unheard, all her mournful wails.
Mantled in motherhood behind closed doors,
Her silence echoing upon well cleaned floors,
Wrapped in marriage as obedient good wife,
Unseen, unheard, all her yearning sad strife.
Then clad in Cronedom, of transparent old age,
Her presence unwritten, upon pristine white page,
Entire life used, abused, lived & almost now gone,
Unseen, unheard, soul lost in voiceless sung song.
She´s garbed in mists of her last breathed breath,
Her final last walk, through the corridors of death,
She passed through the barriers of sadness’s wall,
Unseen, unheard by life, but she had seen & heard all.
© Sue Lobo
Excerpt from the book “I Am Woman”
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.