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It was all met by your hands,
Your lack of decency,
Your lack of regard,
Your lack of training,
Your lack of humanity,

Now tears are wasted by:
My mother,
My father,
My wife,
The despicable person you are,

You sit back on leave,
As they justify your actions,
Gloss over the truth,
Target my family,
Make me the criminal,

Justice does not exist,
In the way of the gun,
Truth always shunned,
In the era of spin,
My skin, my only sin.

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.