Thursday, October 1, 2015

I AM A HOUSE SLAVE BORN AKIWA ~ OYA, AUTHOR

I AM A HOUSE SLAVE BORN AKIWA ~ OYA, AUTHOR

I am a house slave born Akiwa
renamed Sara
I have birthed two of my slave owners children
My fairer skin
and features
Made me appealing to him
And I had no choice but to give myself
for my own safety
My children has even fairer skin
They look more like him
Then me
So they don't know I'm Their mother
or their beautiful history
His wife could not bare children
so mine became hers
And it breaks my heart
watching them grow
Knowing the things they could never know
But I watch them as they learn to read
and do as the owner does
And I kept silent out of a mother's love
Knowing nothing good could come from the truth
They treat me as a slave
sometimes even with unkind words
Even though from me they came
But for their sake I speak no words
So that their freedom will always remain
without knowing a slaves pain

OYA, AUTHOR

2 comments:

  1. So heartbreakig to know that people walk around, not knowing their family history!

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