General Poetry posted June 10, 2019


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A disgruntled former slave speaks out

Lazy

by nomi338

I have toiled in dark coal mines
To provide your home with heat
Forced to go hungry at times
While you never failed to eat

I have tended to your crops
So, you could increase your wealth
I have worked until I dropped
Forced to pray for your good health

I have suffered your abuse
And I dared not to object
You say I'm of little use
Deserving of no respect

Your memory must be gone
Your mind a little hazy
After all the work I've done
How dare you call me lazy



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2019


Image taken from the internet and renamed Former Slave.
There is no axe grinding here. As the holiday Juneteenth is approaching I was reminded of how some called former slaves lazy because they took a few minutes to rest up and relax.
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