In Longing for Eternity, Derrick Marcus sends you on a ride through time with impassioned poems that tell the story of his life from his eyes. He paints the picture of a young boy becoming a product of his own ruthless environment and the long and difficult process of him transitioning into something greater; it is the tale of change. Even more compelling though, is how he puts together his autobiography in a way that the eyes have never seen before. Not only does he give us the story of his past to present life, he also tells us the story of his future. The first chapter is of his rough past life. The second chapter - his present life - embodies his most recent experiences in struggling with trying to change. The third chapter is about how he becomes a better man in the future, despite the hardships he undergoes.