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Hope:

She waits for him
at the gates that stood when even the world crumbled
She sighs
knowing that her own name will soon be forgotten

Where once she carried the weight of the world
now her strength is but the tiniest whisper
A single spark, left to crackle amongst the shades
until all is lost in the endless folds of time

It's getting colder
though she still continues to stand by the gates
She is getting older
and thus her memories must fade...

Angels gather to watch her in these final moments
and they bow their heads as a sign of respect
For even now, as the life leaves her body
Still she continues to wait...

-Chen Yuan Wen, 27th July 2012
Author's Comment:

Now that I have returned from the depths of Hell, I need a little bit of a warm up before I'm ready to start posting epics. I decided to go with some fairly standard fare tonight.

You all know what to do if you enjoyed it :3

-Chen

Other Poems By Me:
Arguing With A Mirror Arguing With A Mirror:

Ah greetings mister Chen, to what do I owe this dubious pleasure?

Don't play around with me man, you know I'm outta material...

Oh? So it would seem that our mighty street thug has finally come crashing down
Have you come to apologise for putting me aside?
Perhaps you finally realised how important I am for creativity

Say whatever you want pal, but I need some juice and I need it now!

And what makes you think I'll help you this time?
If you recall correctly Chen, was it not you who pushed me out?
As far as I remember, you said you wanted to be "real"
You said that my "expertise" was not currently needed

What
Shot to Hell Shot to Hell:

You know, I should probably be angry about all this
I mean, I am dead after all...
Still, I suppose there could be worse things in life

Of course, it did hurt you know; when you shot me
Oh my god! I thought I've just been shot!
The bleeding wasn't the worst part of the ordeal though
Instead, the worst part of entire situation was the feeling of slowly dying
the feeling of losing the life inside your body...

Some might say that it feels like being buried in a blizzard
but for me, it was more like jumping head first into an icy sea
I couldn't move and I couldn't speak...
all I could do was to simply hang there limp and
Sudden Cruelty Sudden Cruelty:

He is a God, or so he believes
He judges others and puts them into stereotypes
Asian? No life! Hispanic? Brainless!

He thinks he has control over his world
A delusion which he has never been able to break
Me? I'm better than them, I'm smarter...

He sits alone in his room, ignoring the emptiness
He sits in front of his computer and passes judgement
Lol, you're wrong. You're stupid. Everything is stupid!

He laughs and smiles at his own cruelty;
He feels powerful and most certainly superior to all
But in the end, it's just a fantasy isn't it?

He curls up in his bed, thinking about tomorrow
Here, he's a king, but out


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thechosenfish Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  New member
I've become of your work!
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Valor115 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Ya know, he could have told her he wasn't coming back. But he knew that it was better to wither with hope than to vanish in sorrow. In the end he wouldn't have her cry. She died believing he never gave up on her and I'm assuming he didn't. If I was locked away from someone I loved and she died in my absence, I would endure knowing that even in death she knew I wouldn't give up on her. Hope is a beautiful thing isn't it? So is captain Chen's poem by the same name if I may say so myself. Tip of the hat to you Chen, keep it up!
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InuskiXD Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :love:
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SierraPsyche Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This made me cry. Really great piece.
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TwiUnderSeeker Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Another Great.
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o0SHeeP0o Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
aww how sweet. loyalty is one of the most importaint things one should carry beyond the grave :la::iconfeelingfreeplz:
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0p1Tx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
simply amazing
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Dunny-07 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
He must be one big asshole for not coming back for her lol
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Actually, he was trapped in a different hell and tortured for all eternity...it was their twin fates to forever be separated...star-crossed lovers...with a lot more torture and screaming. She wasn't fated to go to hell though, she chose to wait there for him. He was stuck in hell and could never get out. So she withered away .___. Twas very sad indeed

-Chen
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Dunny-07 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Yup, Once you are in hell, you can't get out :(
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
agreed :3

-Chen
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agramuglia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol, this is sweet. I like it. While unsettling, it still is really powerful beneath the surface. I can imagine this being part of a far larger story. I'm kinda disappointed, though, that you didn't go even deeper with this concept. Like, this could be the opening of a novel, and the rest of the story tells how they got to this point.

Though the imagery does tell a lot. Crumbling gates, forgotten memories. It feels like the end of a hero's life, or perhaps the end of an intense romance, or the memories of a romance long since past. Maybe I'm misinterpreting it, but that's what it says to me.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Well, that is the problem with poetry...we always get but the tiniest snapshot of the entire story...it's like a photograph really. Prose is where I would tell the full tale of this, for it is something that would require pages to be told in full detail, but for now, let us leave it as a simple snapshot ^^

-Chen
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EmotionsxTears Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student
so saddening :'o
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha thank you for reading and enjoying it my friend ^^

-Chen
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Mstrikesback Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing poem
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you, it was a good warm-up after my two-day break. I hope to keep improving my technique ^^

-Chen
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psychowithawhistle Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Gorgeous~ <3
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying it. I hope my poetry will continue to please you :3

-Chen
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psychowithawhistle Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
I'm sure it will. <3 :} have you got any poetry in your gallery which is positive and optimistic? I could do with something like that right now. :c
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
I just submitted one ^^

-Chen
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psychowithawhistle Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
OK~
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MikaDiva Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, beautifully written <3
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you my friend, I'm just warming up so I can get back into the swing of things. I want to be able to portray my walk through Hell in its proper glory, so I need to practice before it ;3

Thank you for enjoying this practice piece

-Chen
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MikaDiva Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome :)
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jusjodi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Wow, very deep and moving .... I am very impressed by your obvious talent ...
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Talent? No, I still have a long way to go ^^;

Thank you for reading my work, it was just a warm-up practice piece so that I can get ready to write about my journey through Hell :3

-Chen
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Miku-Miku-Night Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
its kinda funny how these poems are posted in usually over 200 groups yet no one has a fit about it while with the pokeball guy everyone has a fit over it being in over 100 groups
i mean this is way better than those pokeballs and im not tryin to be rude
im only sayin what i noticed
this is good though
pokeballs are boring
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
That's alright ^^

To be completely honest, people do have fits occasionally about me posting it in many groups...but let's also face it. If they had the opportunity, they would do the same, it's just a way of getting exposure and getting yourself known. Nothing wrong with that :3

-Chen
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TheWritingHand Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wanna wait with her.. I love her gosh I love this.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Sadly you'd have to come with me to the Nether Realm if you want to wait with her. I met her at the gates at the very start of my journey (which I hope to describe next week). Thank you for enjoying this warm-up piece ^^

-Chen
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IRideAMagicalLadle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:happycry: dang that was so sad!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm glad you enjoyed this piece. I definitely needed the practice after my two days in Hell and I hope that I will be ready and warmed up to write about my journey...through Hell xD

-Chen
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IRideAMagicalLadle Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well good luck? :XD:
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Beautifully Written
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you, I really needed the practice before I start writing about my journey through Hell, so this piece was a good warm up for me, I'm glad to see the positive response to it ^^

-Chen
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delbertcarr Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the feeling I get when reading this. It is simplistic yet full of feeling!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you my friend, I did it so that I could practice my new style and get ready to write about my little walk through Hell. I'm glad to see such a positive response to it ^^

-Chen
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angelgirlartist Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.... Inspiring actually.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you ^^ I'm glad it received such a positive response. I really needed the practice before I start writing about my little trip to Hell xD

-Chen
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angelgirlartist Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. And I have a question for you- how do you submit stuff to 'thelifeofwords' site/club/thing?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Just click 'submit to groups' on the right hand side of your deviation and type in the group name. Done :3 (you have to join the group first)

-Chen
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angelgirlartist Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thank you. I'm thinking about joining.
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PopCornSalt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Incredible :(
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you my friend, it is good to be writing again after my two-day break ^^

-Chen
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pop789 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
this is realy good. it also makes me sad because i will never be this good a poet (not that i post poems here). anyway amazing poem. its also slightly creepy when thought about.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Writer
It's all about practice, read my older works, you'll see just how bad I was xD

Furthermore, there's still so much more to improve on O_O. The journey is a long one ^^

-Chen
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pop789 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
you lie you have nothing to work on you are perfect (ignore the contradiction with my signature)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Bwahaha...nah I have plenty to work on ^^

-Chen
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Acheron21 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Breath taking

*tips hat to you*
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