By Kyeba Jackman
I think I have found happiness,
It took me a while but I did
I removed all of my cancers
People that were not healthy for my growth;
Parents, ‘friends’, even a boyfriend.
My environment changed
I am now at University
I started off totally lost and confused
For I was away from anything vaguely familiar
It was here I grew
I learned true independence
I was responsible for everything from purchasing texts to clean clothes
This was different
But this new situation taught me to rely on me
Mummy and Daddy are not here to look over my work
I no longer have a ‘ceaseless’ source of money.
I may look and sound the same but I have definitely
And all of this though it was the scenic route brought me to
© 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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