H O W A R D   U N I V E R S I T Y

Faces & Voices 5
An Anthology
of Verse and Prose

the Composition
for Honours Class,
Howard University,

E. R. B

Faces & Voices 4


Being Alone
Kyeba Jackman
Hometown: Trinidad
Major: Information Systems & Analysis
E-mail: kjackman@howard.edu 

Iím alone
Not one of my friends is around
I have nothing to do,

Think about life and what I want out of it,
Think about my future 
What I will be doing next year, month, 
Heck week.

Because Iím alone physically I have time to talk to me
I even have answers to my questions
The answers are all there 
Deep, down inside somewhere.
And the great thing is, Iím answering HONESTLY.

I donít have to weigh my answers 
Or answer swaying to any particular side.
Because the person Iím answering knows exactly how I feel about any and everything.

Itís great to be alone.
You can sort your feelings out.
Being alone is fabulous for the soulÖ
At least it is SOMETIMES.

© 2001  Kyeba Jackman

© 2001 Howard University.
(First Published in limited print edition, An Anthology of Verse and Prose, by the Composition for Honours Class, Howard University, Spring 2001. Professor E.R. Braithwaite)
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