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


By Carla-Marie Ulerie
This maze that is me.
A wave of emotions
      emerges from the deep recesses of my soul
Awakening a joy, a pain,
A confusion conflicting with the calmness
      that is me.
I am, I was, but I may never be  
Never be free to express my deepest,
      darkest passions,
Arouse my senses, explore my sensibility.
I am prejudiced against my own thoughts
For sometimes, they paralyze me;
They cripple my creativity.
So I break the cast
      and allow my mind to heal,
To solve the labyrinth
That is me.

 2001 Carla-Marie Ulerie

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