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light at the end of the tunnel
Kenneth Githina

I CANNOT WAIT TILL I GRADUATE,
IT BETTER BE WHAT THEY PERPETUATE,
THEYVE MANAGED TO PAINT QUITE THE PICTURE,
ITS PICTURE PERFECT AND IF IT HASNT ALREADY,
IT'LL HITYA,

THE LOVELY WOMAN IS THE MAIN FEATURE,
NOT THAT IM COMPLAING, SHE'S NOT A BAD FEATURE,
BUT WHERE IS MY MAIN FEATURE??
WHERE'S MY PICTURE PERFECT LIFE??
INSTEAD,
THEY GOT ME WORKING HARDER THAN A GYMNSATIC TEACHER,
AT STANDARDS HIGHER THAN A PREACHER'S,

IM NOT TOO PICKY,
I DIDNT ASK TO BE A PRESIDENT OR A MOVIE STAR,
ALL I ASKED GOD, HEAVENLY SIR FOR,
IS A PARTY EVERYWEEKEND AND THAT HE KEEPS ME FROM BEING A GANGSTA,
AND IF IT IS NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK, I WANNA BE A SOMEBODY,
A PASTOR, A LEGEND, A PIONEER, ANYBODY

2 MORE SEMESTERS, THEN I LET MY WINGS FLY,
THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME, THE WEEKS REFUSE TO GO BY,
FEELS LIKE IM AT THE SHOW IN THE LOCAL THEATRE,
SITTING NEXT TO THE ONLY TWO HATERS IN THE HOUSE,
AS THE CROWD IS GOING WILD THEY BUSY RUNNING THEIR MOUTH,
KNOWING IF I MISS THE GRAND ENTRANCE,
ITS GOING SOUTH,

IM EXCITED FOR WHAT LIFE HOLDS,
THE CROWD IS DAMN NEAR ABOUT TO EXPLODE,
LIGHTS IS FLASHING AS THE CURTAINS UNFOLD,
THIS IS WHERE THE PLOT THICKENS AND THE WEAK CHICKEN OUT,
SO WHEN THE SKIN MARKS THAT COME FROM THROWIN TOO MANY BOWS,
AND THE TOLL BEGIN TO SHOW,
I HAVE TO REMIND MYSELF THAT I HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO,
2 MO AND THEN 2 MO AND THEN WHO KNOWS MAYBE 2 MO

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