The Black Sheep

Initial Nursery Rhyme: Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

Baa, baa, black sheep

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir

Three bags full.

One for my master

And one for the dame

One for the little boy

Who lives down the lane.

My Take

Baa, baa, black sheep

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir

I’ve got bags full.

My coat is lush

The color just the same

Please buy a bag

Its for the boy down the lane


The black sheep had come back into the farmhouse, it still had some bags left over; it wasn’t a good day. It let the bags slide off its back and slowly galloped to the fireplace where he knew the boy would be laying. Thomas used to be the shepherd boy, gently guiding the sheep to the pasture. But then the black sheep had gotten lost and Thomas had risked his life to find it. He managed to rescue the sheep from the ravine in which it had fallen but he broke his foot in the process. Now Thomas stays at home herding the sheep with his dog Fido while he sits down. Sure the black sheep didn’t mean any harm to Thomas by leaving the pasture in the first place; it just wanted to be accepted. But it was only the shepherd boy that called his color beautiful. Now it spends most of its days roaming the towns streets hoping to get enough money to repay its friend.


The Icognito Writer: IBMC #08 – The Nursery Rhyme Challenge: Sorry for making such a innocent nursery rhyme turn so dark but its the only thing I could think of.


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