Star Faced Woman

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

She sat down beside me one day in Walmart. She was the granddaughter of slaves. This is what she said to me.

Genre:
Poetry
Author:
Sarge
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
1
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

Chapter 1

She sat down next to me one day

A black woman with what looked like a star on her face.

“I had a hard life,” she said.

Her voice was low, gruff, and growly.

“I’m 90,” she said.

“I was born just before the dust bowl hit.”

“I was born in Texas,” she said.

Texas got hit pretty hard by the Dust Bowl. A lot of people don’t remember that.”

“They think that time was just the Great Depression.”

“It wasn’t. It was the Dust Bowl too.”

“My grandparents had a school and I went there.”

“You made a mistake, they didn’t hit, they didn’t spank.”

“They beat. They beat until the blood ran.”

“They didn’t care where they hit either.”

“They used to whip my legs with a strap until the blood ran.”

“When I got older I was married.”

“His eldest daughter was only 2 years younger than me.”

“He lived to be 115 years old.”

“I bore him 21 children,” she said.

“I had 11 sons and 10 daughters.” She said

“I had twins 3 times, two sets of identical twin boys and one set of fraternal twins, boy and girl.”

“I had a hard life,” she said, “on that Texas prairie.”

“but through all of that there was one thing,” she said in her growly gravelly voice.

“I survived.”

Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Sarah Luongo: I'm a big fan of the format of the book- the concept of incorporating poems and within the story and sectioning off periods of the story with each poem. It made it easier to read, and made the unimaginable easier to comprehend. What some people may skip over may be the most important part in this...

anabanana0329: This book is great if u are interested in Greek mythology.This book is a good book to read.The chapters are very short.But they talk about side gods that aren't the main ones.Its really cool.And I love it very much.

Fabia Scali-Warner: Wow. This works reminds me of Allen Ginsberg, and at times even Prevert. The arching storyline is interesting, but I loved the care given to every verse. What a gem!

Joseph: This book is amazing. It is a book that will have u beging for more u should read this. And by the way is there a second one I would love a sequel. amazing book.

violets&blues: Hello..I started reading this one yesterday.And I was amazed when most of the words started relating itself to me.I loved it❤️

neilmach: Hi Karee, I love the rhythms and reflex impulse in these chapters and I like the textured tones. It's kind of similar to a stream of consciousness though there's the presence of a narrator and that narrator sometimes "gets in the way"" of events. There are also simultaneous narrative modes which...

netpocket: Net-Pocket to wybitny portal cashbackowy, dzięki któremu zaoszczędzisz czas i pieniądze. Wystarczy zainstalować wtyczkę, zarejestrować się i zrobić zakupy online lub pomagać oferując wsparcie swoim ulubionym Twórcą. https://net-pocket.com/

doveyoga888: 5 stars, I recommend this to anyone looking for encouragement, compassion, or motivation

SoBer: I chose five because life is real and books normally speak beautiful lies but this book is a bitter truth along with self growth and development I recommend everyone to read it it’s so poetic love it

More Recommendations

Emiley: I'm really sorry that that happened to you but rn the best thing you can do is if ur boyfriend drives you somewhere to get away from the hell hole cause when stuff really hits fan just run with him and cut ties with your parents get a job and establish stable income rn I'm only 14 but I sure as h...

jacqasiamcafee1: Such a beautiful story. Really helps to continually build your faith. With God all things are possible.

Laraine Smith: I was also a victim of verbal, physical, and sexual abuse by my father. One time, he threatened to beat me with a belt. This story enabled me to talk about it. Thank you. :)

Tarun: A must read story for every couple❣️.....i was crying at the end🙁.....but its the best story ...😍😇.....

Laraine Smith: In addition to being humorous, this story is visual! This is also a beautiful story. Keep up the great work! :)

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.