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I promise you…
Truth, when you have lies,
Smiles, when you have tears,
Hugs, to quell your fears,
Hope, that what I say is real
Life, when despair is near,
Future, when Today seems unfair,
Kiss, to know my heart is dear,
The Promise, that I am near,
All I have, is what I am,
Are you…

The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.