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What Can I Say

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About the Author: Takiyah Douglas (Creative Writing, Class of 2018) hopes to turn her love of writing into a career one day. Her best friend is food and her favorite opera is Trapped in the Closet. She can be found locked in her room creating play scripts, short stories and, very rarely, poems.


What Can I Say?

by Takiyah Douglas

What can I say?

“This shouldn’t be happening to me” or “Life isn’t fair”?

Just how many more obstacles do I have to complete? How many times do I have to compete, to meet the standards that are required to BE an “adult” and what does that even mean?

Do I have to struggle by myself in silence and bare the burden I’m not sure I even wanted? Am I strong for taking it all? Because I don’t feel like it. But I just shrug it off every time I get a home call.

And you won’t hear me ask for money. Oh no! I can’t accept help, it has to do with pride and I don’t want to get anywhere with free rides, but with just a bit of fortune.

Just some kind of hope or small opportunity that can get me rolling to where I need to see the beginning of my efforts.

But what can I say?



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