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

by
the Composition
for Honours Class,
Howard University,
2000-2001.

Professor
E. R. B
RAITHWAITE

Faces & Voices 4
Art@Howard

    



Secrets
By Kyeba Jackman

  
Once I kept a secret...
I was not hurting anyone for it was mine,
It was personal and they did not need to know.
This was my condition and I had to deal with it.

They would all worry, I would be ok
I didnít want them to fuss
So I told NO one...

Then it got lonely
No one knew, so I couldnít let it out 
All of the tension, frustration and anxiety were mine to keep.
For I was on an island of knowledge
Then I told 
I broke down
They helped me up 
The pain left

Iím better now, 
But I still keep some secrets. 

© 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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