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I looked at you heart,
It wasn’t mine, and I didn’t fight for it,
You slept, because we played,
I smiled, because you felt,
What I was living for,

I waited a hundred years for you,
I don’t wait anymore,

You thought of the past,
Your heart on a stage that it had not planned for,
Our lives redefined in chance…change,
The fragility of us,
Lost in your eyes and thoughts…closed,

You waited a hundred years for love,
You chose to wait no more,

Alone our world was fine,
Missing something, just not us,
Alone the world made sense,
Had control, blind,

I waited a hundred years for you,
I don’t wait anymore,

Eyes so wide, then,
Love so fresh, then,
The world so open, then,
Bashful and shy, then,
Pride that didn’t bend,

Waiting a hundred years for it,
We don’t want to wait anymore,

Plop, plop, plop, plop,
The rain invades our solace,
Our individual thoughts commune,
Our mutual touch says multitudes,
And the streaming rain washes away the past,

I waited a hundred years for you,
I don’t have to wait anymore.

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.