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You ask me, 'what is courage?'

Courage is seeing the hail of fire that surrounds you;

The flashes of light that blind.

Projectiles that score flesh and bone,

Sending red rivers splashing through the sky.

Courage is seeing all of that and staying on to fight,

Simply because there are those who cannot.
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HEAR THIS PIECE PERFORMED IN MY LICH KING VOICE! - soundcloud.com/siddhartha-chen…

Alright my dears,

This is a piece under a different persona from 'Holy Man', I know you been waiting long but I haven't decided on a voice for him yet. So I wrote this piece using my 'Lady Butterfly/Angel's Wing' persona. The name isn't decided but basically, this guy will do all the emotional free verse and inspirational stuff because he's a nice guy.

The piece itself is obviously about war. I mean, I've been a soldier and I do respect GOOD soldiers, most are just doing their job and trying to make a living, nothing wrong with that. So I wanted to write something that spoke about their courage and the fact that some people, even today, will still put themselves in the line of fire to save you.

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:

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- None. Just write a piece about what courage means to you (^_^)/

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:iconsvarblow:
svarblow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice imagery. I especially like line 5. Good job.
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klevry1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wish i was brave
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Writer
Everyone wishes they were brave at some point. The important thing is simply to pluck up the courage and try ^^

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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songsforever Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
well said hun. Keep up the good work. :hug::trophy:
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That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh, I like :D
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Shadowkat678 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just posted one. Here, I'll write it on the comments. It's not labeled as about courage, it's more of the concept.

Few know the difference,
But I am one of those who do.

It’s the difference between being dragged into the arena
Or walking in with head held high.
It’s the difference in circumstance,
And if you choose to laugh or to cry.

Whether you stay down or you rise,
It’s your choice to make.
Just know in your heart,
There really is a difference in the path you choose to take.

Laugh or cry,
Rise or fall,
Give up or fight back,
It’s completely your call.

Just know the difference before you make up your mind,
Because it’s your call alone, and to those who are watching, 
Your choice may change lives.
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SapphireMiuJewel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!~ x3
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LeanasArt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly for enjoying it ^^

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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his1nightmare Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
And if there are too many who manage to stay, facing the described, courage is defined by walking away.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Perhaps you're right ^^

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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GammaWolfman Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Wow this is a awesome poem
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you very much for enjoying it ^^

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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GammaWolfman Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
:)
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BlackSilhoutte Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Simply amazing..
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly ^^ Hope you liked the audio too :'3

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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GoldenNocturna Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Writer
Such an inspiring poem...and you recorded it in a Lich King voice???!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Writer
Hell yeah! x'D Let me know what you think of the audio :'3

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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GoldenNocturna Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Writer
It sounded like the narration you hear before some fantasy TV series, I swear...
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Writer
Haha cool, I'll be doing more :'3

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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GoldenNocturna Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Writer
Oh God, that was so ominous! And then it replayed itself!Shudder  :XD:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Writer
x'D Glad that you liked it ^^

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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StellaStarfish Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing. I have the utmost respect for soldiers and veterans, because the did what they believed to be right and they fought for those who couldn't. What a great piece :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly for enjoying it ^^ Let me know how the audio was ^^

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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StellaStarfish Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
I'll admit, the audio was freaky... it sounded like a chorus of ghostly figures haha ^^; but it was still cool! I really like how many different ways you can adapt your voice. it was very haunting, but I like those kind of things haha :D I really liked it, but it wasn't what I expected :)
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TheYoungPoet Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice, Very nice audio as well! 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks mate :'3

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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TheYoungPoet Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure !
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Excellent.

This reminds me of the poet soldiers of both World Wars, like Alan Seeger.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you ^^ That's a very kind compliment :'3

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
You're welcome. :-)
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gruuvvi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Something about this poem made me stop the scrolling and read it - and I'm glad it did! This is awesome, thoughtful, inspirational, beautiful and pure. I like your style to play with words, that of course makes the poem more interesting :) Great job!!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Writer
Well I'm glad that you read it my friend ^^

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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vanillaanais723 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ahhh this is too awesome!! So need this for reference hehe >:3
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Writer
Haha, hope you make something good of it :'3

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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vanillaanais723 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hope I do! ^^
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Kimberly-chan13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing as always!!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly my dear ^^

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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Kimberly-chan13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You deserve it!! ^^
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fashionrise Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
lovely..........
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you very much :'3

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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fashionrise Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
my pleasure....
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JessiE-A Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Challenge accepted! ...I'll just post it here, if that's ok.... :iconpweaseplz:

Courage for the soldier
Courage for the lover
Courage for the child
for the lives torn asunder

It is when the
hate
fear
tears

are known
and yet there is still a smile when the sun sets
That is C O U R A G E

Courageous soldiers
Courageous lovers
Courageous children
help make the sun rise again
~THANKYOU~
Have a Good Day!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Writer
Nice work ^^

You should put it up as a deviation though, it's better that way x'D

Anyhow, thanks for reading and I hope you liked the audio too ^^

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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JessiE-A Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your writings! And I enjoy the audio too! <3
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:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you very much, I appreciate that. ^^

And of course, thanks for participating in the mini-challenge, always nice to see people take it up :'3

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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tinyqueen007 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Writer
awsome poem :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks hope you liked the audio too ^^

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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tinyqueen007 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Writer
U welcome :)
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ThexSilverxWolf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
A very true poem :)
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