Excerpt of Battered Mind: John Marshall Law School

The day finally arrived.  I  was going to be attending John Marshall Law School in Atlanta.   This was one of the proudest moments of my father’s life.   He was absolutely thrilled, that his only child, a daughter had been accepted.    Thismade my father very happy and he just thought  it was so poetic, that I would soon be a member of such an elite group as he was.  After all, my father Jackson Martin had been an alumni of John Marshall Law School and  maintained a perfect 4.0 gpa and had been one of the top in his class.   He always wanted to keep his legacy going and now all eyes were onme. I was excited in being able to finally start at John Marshall so that I could finally have my freedom or so I thought. You see my father did not like the fact that I had chosen to live with my boyfriend Dante Caryle.  He was furious andalways had his reservations about our relationship.  To say that my father and I were at a crossroads is an understatement.  I for the life of me just did not understand, his way of thinking.   I mean I love my father but his constant put down of my own relationship, began to play a number on me.“ This dark path I walk alone… always in torture because of the reminders  of the past”. “Will I ever be able to break the chains”?

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