Posts Tagged ‘master and slave’

Liar

Posted: December 19, 2014 in Friday Fictioneers
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PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright = Douglas M. MacIlroy

I’s all dried up inside.

Massa took Baby Tom right out the shack this mornin’
and sold him. Funny thing is, half that child came from Massa.
Momma warned me – a woman can’t spect much truth from a man who owns her.
But Massa promised he’d let me keep Baby Tom. Promised!
Can’t imagine why I b’lieved him.
That fat ol’ liar sold Baby Samuel and I knows he killed Baby Lily –
just ’cause she was a girl child.
Don’t matter how much white-man’s blood runs through Massa’s dark children,
he don’t like lookin’ at ’em.

I’s all dried up.

This story has been rattling around in my head since Rochelle posted this crazy picture (thanks, Doug).  Perhaps posting two stories is cheating.  But I HAD to do it!