I walked the earth as a ten year old
For fifteen long years
Jumping and splashing through puddles
Of blood and tears.
A childhood haunted where laughter was replaced with screams.
And my mind created a world of nightmares as my only dreams.
Looking now I see that i have come so far since then.
Finding my voice through my paintbrush and pen.
Even as I feel my body rot decay
I can feel sunshine on my skin, the light of a new day.