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Tree On The Hill

Tree On The Hill

A normal day at home opening the door, there she is laying on the floor.

I'm asleep and I wake to a shout, mummy tells me daddy is angry but never what it's about. I sneak to the stairs hoping for a peep, oh no I stepped on a wonky step, a shout from downstairs "you should've stayed asleep"! Rushing to my room hearing my mum scream no, sometimes I wish mummy would just leave me and go. The door slams open, my heart skips a beat, I could never run away with my little legs and feet. "Bang" hits his fist across my face and the very next morning I wake woke up in the same place.

Going downstairs wishing my mum and dad never met I'm finally back in my favourite spot watching the sun set. On this hill there lived one tree, big and green and it was home to me. In my home I could finally be alone and no one would ever hit me because of my tone. There purple marks never came to be just the sun set, clouds, my mother and me. I open my eyes and suddenly I'm in school, if pain was a drug I'd be a mule.

The teacher asks me to see him after class. Great, I just wanted time to pass. He sits on his desks and begins to stare’. I just want to return to there. His eyes widen looking like he's in shock "how did you get that mark" I don't answer.



Time goes by and eventually I go home happy to be free and finally alone.

A normal day at home opening the door there she is laying on the floor. Face contorted and neck the wrong way, a tear drops down my cheek "why couldn't this be a normal day"?
I go upstairs and go to my room, I look in the mirror accepting my doom. I swing my fist and turn it to shards, grabbing one me and mummy won't be discards. Putting it to my throat wielding my pain, daddy is the one to blame. I slice quickly and I'm already there next to the tree on the hill with nothing to bear. My mummy hugs me as tears roll down my face. I'm so happy I've returned to the sunset, the clouds, my mum and this place.
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Submitted by Danielvictoriano12 on June 10, 2021

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