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I’ve been more chances than I deserve,
More rope than I deserve,
More people than I deserve,
But then I become than others deserve…

Where was I when you needed me?
Despite you silence, your fear…
Where was I when you gave me your support?
In my heart you stayed dear,

Where was I when it was hard,
Full and sated by your support,
It was, and always will be me…
And in wrong, I’m forgiven and we regain our rapport,

I need you the most,
I look at your picture, memories faded,
Your voice slowly drifts away,
A vague remembrance, I try not to be jaded,

So I release all of my anger,
My pain, my hurt,
I take time to accept it plainer,
Life has to come first…

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.