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From dark to light we all are cast,

To challenges we must surpass.

Some enter into joyous life,

While others enter into strife.

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My life was never true or just,

But full of those I could not trust;

For upon the foul streets of earth

I was unleashed, soon after birth.

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My parents neither knew nor cared

That I would spend my childhood scared

For my survival on this world,

As vile and cruel events unfurled.

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Their choice was made; abandon me,

And shirk responsibility.

Leave me alone, ready to die

Lost, without a name to go by.

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I chose my name after some time;

Needing one amidst local crime.

For I admit, I defied laws,

Without regret and without pause.

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Once or twice, I ended up caught,

But crooked cops were quickly bought.

Thus, to justice I remained blind,

And never was I once confined.

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But life cannot be lived that way

For long, until one has to pay;

Bad timing, downfall of my youth,

Came when I shot and killed a sleuth.

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I did not know that he was there,

And I daresay I did not care,

For on the streets lawlessness reigns,

Evidenced by his splattered brains.

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'Twas then police began their hunt

Against my criminal affront.

For days and nights I blindly fled

With ever-mounting hopeless dread.

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Three weeks went by, before the end;

I was betrayed by my best friend.

He turned me in for cash reward,

Sickly smiling as thick rain poured.

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At trial I was given a choice,

Neither option did I rejoice;

My preference; serve the human fleet,

Rather than face walls of concrete.

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Never shall I ever forget:

I Earned all this through blood and sweat.

Those memories shall lead my way,

Unto a strange suspicious day.

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A/N: Installment #3: Earthborn.

Ack. I will freely say this was the hardest to write, and I highly doubt I did it justice. As always this is -basically- my opinion as to what an earthborn background would be like, and it is in no way to be taken as 100% accurate.

And thank you all: for reading this, and for submitting reviews (I'm looking at you shadowclanwarrior, darkorangecat, and my wonderfully detailed PM critic), which will hopefully help improve my work in the future.