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An Oath to My Father:

The chill of winter is nothing, when compared to the cold inside my heart.

A fire, once stoked by the warmth of family, has quietly died, five falls past.

I dream of my father, who watches from beyond the realms - and my ancestors

Who fought against an endless army of giants, to win the lands we have today.

Just as a devout man honours his God through worship, I honour them through my axe!

Each stroke of the whetstone, each screech of the metal, brings me closer to them -

Even as I draw closer to my doom. Oh how I can feel him, for the anger in my blood

Boils evermore as I sense him approaching my camp. He is hungry, he is eager;

Slacks of drool hang from his twin mouths, as a jarring roar shakes the mountain!

Though I shiver at the sight, it is not from fear - I shiver in anticipation

Of the battle that is to come. My steel may rend his flesh and break his bones;

Or perhaps I shall be sent to glory - but it is useless to think about such things,

Especially whilst he stands before me! As his growls fill the mountain range -

So too shall he hear the roar of my oath! An oath of vengeance, sworn in blood:


-Chen Yuan Wen, 1st November 2012
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Author's Comment:

Arrr, before anyone tells me. YES, I know th' phrase at the end o' th' poem is incorrect. I had t' improvise. Why? The proper Norwegian translation for (For My Father) is:

"For min Far"

Now the Dutch translation is "Voor mijn Vader" (which is pronouced almost th' same way as is written in th' poem). Hence, in order fer people who don't speak either o' these languages t' understand the impact of what the barbarian is sayin' at the end before 'e meets his destiny, I combined both to create "For Min Fader", which sounds pretty good in my opinion ^^;

Anywho, the poem I wrote t'night is a shot-glass style poem, although slightly longer than normal, but it also combines an emotional element and fantasy element (two prominent choices in the polls).

For those who voted fer 'Sadistic darkness', ye'll get what ye need on Saturday, ye can BELIEVE me about that :3. "Sensual Torture" will be released then AND read Live ;3

As fer the beast he's facin', I call it a Sungril Hellhound, which will be featured in the collaborative "Monster Compendium" between me uncles and me, ye'll have t' wait till next year t' get proper news about it, but here's a quick snippet from the Hellhound:

"The Sungril Hellhound, unlike the rest of its kin, is unique because it dwells only in the Frozen North-lands or in extremely cold places. It is also well known for being the toughest and most vicious species of Hellhound, owing to the fact that it can cast both Ice and Fire aligned spells. Consequently, it is immune to both types and therefore ridiculously difficult for any adventurer to best. The only elements that can scratch its thick, magic resilient hide are the elements of Earth and Lightning. Unfortunately, both will do a pitiful amount of visible damage as the Hellhound is of the demon race and hence bears an incredible resistance to any sort of magic. Pray that your warriors are strong enough to cut its flesh with the sharpness of their weapons alone, or you might quickly find yourself dying a rather ignominious death..."

Hope ye enjoyed that little snippet and remember, ye can always look forward t' a Chen-style fantasy, because I'll be showin' ye a world ye ain't never seen before lads... (and lasses xD)

-Captain Chenbeard o' th' Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

Other Poems by Me:
This is Halloween!This is Halloween:

Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?

Come with me and you will see
The friends I've hung down from this tree...

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Corpses scream in the dead of night!

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright.
It's our town, everybody scream!
In this town of Halloween...

I am the one hiding under your bed;
Licking your hand with a tongue so red and -

I am the one crawling up your stairs,
Thump-thump-drag, when no one's there...

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Hallo
There are Things Beneath the GardenThere Are Things Beneath the Garden:


There are things beneath the garden,
Which you really shouldn't see.

There are things beneath the garden,
That don't belong to me.

There are things beneath the garden,
Gone rotten blue and black.

There are things beneath the garden,
In a dripping gunny sack...


There are flowers in the garden,
Which you really shouldn't pull.

There are flowers in the garden,
That sit on top of wool.

There are flowers in the garden,
With a really rotten scent.

There are flowers in the garden,
Above bodies burnt and bent...


I love this little garden,
It's a special place to me.

I love this little g

He stands before the adoring crowd,
Basking in their cheers and standing ovation.
But he has already been dishonoured -
By means of his perverse innovation.

For none could know of the dark secret;
About the art that he claims to be his own.
It is naught but an illusion, smoke and mirrors -
A theft for which he must atone...

But this disgusting creature, this worthless abhuman;
So desperate for the glory which he sees upon the stage!
Will quietly don the skin of another;
An urge he must assuage...

Biting his nails, a cracked smile upon his lips, he whispers:
"No one will know, no one will find it and I am great..."

Other Literature by Me:
Mercenary 1-1MERCENARY

Chapter 1: Blood is Beauty

Release One: Pages 1 - 3

THE COLD AIR in Baron Rorke's study did little to calm his nerves. He was expecting visitors this night and they were not the best of company. A shiver of dread ran down his spine and he spent most of the twilight hours staring out of a large window which stood behind his writing desk. It was amazing, he felt, how quickly a man could become attached to a life of luxury; only to be made painfully aware of how easy it was to lose it. War was always a frightening thing, even more so when one had the knowledge and sense to realise that it was no longer an exercise of glory, but a si
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atlanto Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Writer
Did anyone else imagine that Alucard from Hellsing was saying it?
ezradeacon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there :wave:

Your wonderful piece has been featured here. :)
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly fer enjoyin' we work ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
noorelven Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
for min fader is not bad and it gets top points for originality there but for min far still sounds more mythical legendary intriguing to my ears .... :D

nicely done :D
0x-tenshi-x0 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
I think this is the best one you've done in a while. I love it.
TheHappy3 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"For min fader" is the same in Danish as well. I got all shocked when I read it, haha :P never thought you'd write something in Norwegian
blubbityblub Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
MusicOfTheSoul Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you get that font on your text?
LadySparrow01 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Really well done. I love the mash-up of Norwegian and Dutch at the end.
SilverMoon9897 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing, very great word choice. I could picture parts of it in my head :D
mirelah Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Just great...!
Veriun Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Technically, "For min fader" might be correct. I know a couple of my friends use "fader" instead of "far", and semi-old-ish religious prayers refer to God as "fader(en)". Modern Norwegian is pretty much just bastardized Danish anyways, you can get away with a whole lot of things. :B
SteffenC-itsjustme Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I saw this as if it was movie. That means it's good. Very good.
zhenyue Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Your work is phenomenal. Always unique and never disappointing. I love your taste in fantasy and poetry and will definitely look forward to more!
of-the-skies Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

...just wondering, how do you get the text to look like that?
mabelpinesrules1 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
so sentimental
Avalanche787 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Game of Thrones anyone? =p
MikeyCam Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You never fail to impress me with your display of creativity and use of description. Very nice poem with just that touch of sentiment to it that involves the reader. Nice work!
KittySib Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sandramonster Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
This is great! And that is how you say "For my father" in swedish also ^.^
(except there's dots on the "o", but that's just a letter we have that nobody else seem to have -.- ...)
Zephyras-Lied Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it! I would not like to see a Sungril hellhound based off that description. Great job, keep up the good work!
schnarre Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
...Epic in its depth, & truly captures the spirit of that age (& those that were there)!
MrBassMan6132 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had no idea you had a YouTube!

pukkafish Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
I think this is one of my favourite pieces of yours it amazing! :D
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UsagiBard Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mordial33 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome and very thought-provoking!
ApocalypticAya Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
And this is why I love your stuff, I get the most amazing mental pictures <3. You just might get fanart one day. Nicely done, once again. Reminds me of something along the lines of Lord of the Rings, or the Inheritance series.
augumon05 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
don't know how to comment on this the best. so many different approaches possible. while only one can be chosen.
Dreameater55taker Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow that is really powerful stuff
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