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The love that I had the presence to see,
The genuine regard,
Unspoiled love,
Protection of their world,
To see that joyous smile,
The innocence…unspoiled,
The indescribable feeling,
That makes this world better,
Needed to be treasured now,
And enjoy the optimism,
Fortunate for this time.

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.