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GUEST COLUMN Mishea' Davinae's Chronicles

2018-08-01

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Someone kidnapped me, took me from my home planet and placed me on earth.

At 10 years of age, I was learning to do things on my own, with no guidance, no structure, and no one to hold my hand.

I remember vaguely, back on my home planet a woman that offered these things to me. The last thing I remember from this woman is her lips saying, I love you and I'll see you again.

My dreams are the only place I can find her, and when I awake, I wish I could fall back into slumber. That's not how life works here on earth. Everyone has these things called jobs, and I'm not sure why but on earth my form attracts a lot of anxious and rude men.

I was told because of the pigment in my skin, that there are extra challenges I must face. That statement was told to me by a woman that said she had been on earth for 67 years. I laugh at her. She says she is getting old, but on my home planet, she is merely a teen, still learning the greatness of the surface to the world around her.

I've noticed that on this planet and the in this particular location, the people here do not value life. When I look on the box that shows many images, I always hear of how they kill one another, steal from one another, and hate their own kind. They treat each other as if they are not one of the same because they may look different. Whenever I go outside, there's men, staring like I'm a full-course meal.

Females here are jealous folks. The people whose home I was placed in don't care if I was here or not.

One day, I had that dream again. You know, the one with the woman. When I saw her this time, my thoughts were linked to my dream and I said, hey! You! And she turned around gracefully, like an angel, and my tone calmed. "What did I do to be put in a place where no one cares about one another? Is this a punishment? Because no one cares about me, either," I said in a despairing tone.

Before she could respond, I woke up and it was time to go to school. I couldn't help but to think about my dream all day at school, but Melinda had a great way of bringing me back to reality. Class got out and Melinda had thrown me on the floor and humiliated me in front of the entire class. She began to say horrible things about a mom I never knew, my clothes and how they smelled. We were both sent to the principal's office. When I looked up my uncle was there to get me. I never wanted to be back on my home planet more than when I saw him. He picked me up and we went home. I knew at this moment that I didn't want to be punished, and I thought to myself that I must do something before he decided to give me the treatment he normally does. He told me to go into the bathroom and get undressed and he will be in shortly. I did as he told me, as always. Something about this was time was different, my walls were closing in, and I did not want to see my uncle open that door. So, I opened the mirror and took a bottle, and gulped down every last pill.

I woke up and there the lady was again. This time I ran to her, I begged her to wrap her arms around me and never let me go. I told her the only time I feel life is worth living is in my dreams. She grabbed me by the shoulders and looked me in my eyes and said, "My child, I am always with you but someone else needs you more than you ever know! It may be hard right now, but you must trust your heart. It is not our time to be together, for you are not finished with you job on earth. You be the silver lining through the dark cloud. Now wake up my sweet, you're not done yet."


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