Eternal I stared into the never-ending oblivion known as the sky. The sapphire heavens extended further beyond I could ever hope to see, partially cloaked by the lofty trees. The leaves swayed as the wind sighed gustily; grass entangling as the morning dew made it glisten like jewels.

The world seemed so perfect.

Was it an illusion?

No. I could feel the wind toying with my hair and caressing my face, the sun sending warmth throughout my entire body.

It was real. So that could only mean…

I was gone. Away from them.

Away from the hatred and the pain. Away from their accursed glares and accusations – from their infuriating questions…

I was gone. And for once, I felt a strange sort of calm wash over me.

I glanced behind me at the rocky path back to my home; weeds coiled around it in a forbidding way, leading back to the farm…

'No,' I thought to myself, 'not yet.'

Everything sparkled in a way that seemed unreal…

I wish I could be free. Not back in confinement, treated as a freak of nature and something to fear… and stalling wasn't very wise, but I couldn't help it. Fate might always end the same, but I couldn't help but stare at the sky in child-like wonder, if just for a few moments…

For I knew that someday they would have to destroy me. And mommy would be powerless to stop them. I'd finally be defeated. And I wouldn't be able to torture anyone anymore.

I sighed dejectedly. Mommy must be getting worried. With one last glance at the picturesque scene, I hurriedly dashed off down the road.

To my fate… whatever it was –

 I was ready.

Eternal In the rain of bloody tears Destroyed by all these sorrowful years

My body lies in a twisted wake

I died for my sanity's sake

But dancing through the falling leaves

Whisking through the towering trees

The sunrise always lies ahead

My spirit will be here in its stead

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Hehe… notice how for the last three poems I've referred to sunrises? O.o;; I find them pretty… and very appropriate… *laughs evilly*

P.S.: I wrote both the poem and the story. If you can call it a story…