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But I am getting quite sick of your attitude.

And if you think you are free of all guilt and suspicion.

I'm afraid, you will find, you are only in remission...

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For I'll hunt you quietly, silent and slow.

And I'll wait till you slip, before I lay you low.

But when you're filled to the brim with fear; chasing the shadows away.

I'll appear inside your mirror--and I might come out to play...

...So tell me, do you fear me now?



-Chen Yuan Wen, 16th December 2013
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One thing that I've always hated, are people that believe they can get away with anything. I've met some of them and I've always kept things quiet. Because I do not like to hunt someone out in the open. I like to wait for my chance, observing them, watching them. Metaphorically stroking their hair while they sleep, with a knife just inches from their throat.

And at first they'll be confident, but then they'll start jumping at shadows and when they finally decide to confess of their own free will. You slam the knife in and twist it hard. 

After that, feel free to ask: why so serious son? :iconjokerplz:

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ThePrincessesOfDeath Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice I would send a lot of people this poetry Big Fool Emoji-24 (No words) [V4] Dealwithitcatplz 
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curiousBlueRose Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Writer
Awesooome!
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dantesdisciple9 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this makes me happy :)
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Design-Me-Bad Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You just creeped me out yes?

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XxshadowzheartxX Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
2 lzy to reed lol read soryh 
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9blueTurtles Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
It's only 8 stanzas long, HOW DO YOU FUNCTION AS A HUMAN BEING IF YOU CAN'T READ 8 FRICKING STANZAS.
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HiiroKage23 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great writings. You deserve the favorite. It calls to my dark side. :iconevilsmileplz:
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the end.
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nikutsuki Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Faving this, because I love it, and I can relate ; v ;
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PossumFan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Woah... Love this one.

+ fave
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KittyDead Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this.
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StarlightComet Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your author's comments kind of make me think you're a psychopath; but then I reread your poems and I realize that you are just a very....creative person. Well done, good sir! 
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TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Believe me, this hits home :facepalm: not to say I am one of those people (at least not that I'm aware of) I just find it so annoying, irresponsible, and utterly disgusting.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Writer
I can understand definitely. Often we don't think about aspects of ourselves unless we put it in perspective. I've always tried to do it in my own life, but even I fall short at times ^^

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol well, we've yet to attain perfection, so the most we can do is try^^
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TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry if this sounds like I am hating on it, I think I hit Submit too soon. I mean I find the behavior annoying, irresponsible, etc. etc. Your piece is beautifully written, and I admire how you find the right words :nod:
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warriorcats16678 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Writer
Amazing! I love it!~
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly ^^

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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BipolarHomocide Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Wow, i read this and your other poem and was...amazed. It reminded me so much of myself, and maybe even an improved, much improved, version of my own writing. i really hope you keep writing these, i really want to here more of them. You're incredible but i'm sure you hear that a lot lol. :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Of course, I will definitely work hard ^^

And to respond to what you said. Even if I am called incredible, I will always hold myself to a higher standard. Because a man who is comfortable, has completely forgotten growth.

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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BipolarHomocide Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Thanks! glad to know it doesn't go to your head, nice to see someone with a good heart! 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha, I've already had the experience of getting my head swole...going bad and then coming back. So I guess you could say in that sense, I am a much more mature artist than most...though, frankly, I still do kinda think of myself as the king ;3 Eminem style yeah? x'D

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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BipolarHomocide Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
lol yeah i get that. well, thanks for the reply hope you keep working! great job!
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Pewdiepiebro1 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying it ^^

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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Pewdiepiebro1 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome but you're amazing keep up the awesome work~! C:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Writer
I shall my friend, I shall ^^

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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AkatsukiGirl597 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly ^^

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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AkatsukiGirl597 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's no problem ^^
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OhGoshIDontKnow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't fuck with this guy. Sheesh.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Writer
haha, yeah I am a little evil yeah? ;3

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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OhGoshIDontKnow Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very scary, yes.
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stonedInc Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why don't you tell 'em on the face?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Too easy don't you think? Why should they know about it at all? It's much more fun when they don't understand and the fear factor just increases the whole way through o3o

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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stonedInc Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So, these people are the one's with whom you have personal issues? or are they just random people?
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DetectiveConanLover3 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Artist
Awesome! :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks mate :3

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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DetectiveConanLover3 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Artist
No prob! :D
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Th0rni Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That said (should have added it earlier), a great piece, very well written, it's simply the manner I find disagreeable. Still a good work, so well done, planning on reading the rest, now.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Writer
I'm just going to respond to one comment so it's easier.

First of all, I don't mind that you disagree mate, so don't worry about it okay? lol

I am a firm believer of the fact that everyone is definitely entitled to their own opinion and I'm 110% not one of those guys who just jumps at anything that anyone throws at me (in fact in this community I'm probably the biggest or the second biggest advocate against that).

Now to reply to what you actually said. I was a soldier before, and at the time and even now, I do know that if the need is there, when my nation calls, I am ready to put a bullet or a knife through another person's body. However, I also know that to actually kill someone or even something is to accept total responsibility for that death. Am I one to judge others? Yes. Am I willing to be judged by others? Hell Yes!

I would never put a judgement on another person, unless I hold myself to the same standard or a higher one. If you delve a little into my history, you'd probably know that in condemning another artist in the past, I too was willing to be condemned for my own actions and methodology in educating that artist about how he/she should treat their readers.

But of course, the main point of this piece was conceptual in nature. I like to do that in my works because I get to explore a facet of the human mind that we do not see in the streets. We don't let our inner demons out and that's probably why its so much fun writing about that kind of stuff y'know?

Anyway, thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoy some of my future works. Feel free to disagree on them too or like them if they suit you, it's all good with me (^_^)

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-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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Th0rni Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, the fact that you were once a soldier throws a completely different light on this piece for me; my fiance and I both served for several years before our daughter was born. That's part of why pieces like this can grate on me a bit; having known that the reality of those situations is nothing to be glorified, it agitates me when people who haven't been through it talk as if they have an understanding, or worse, when they talk as if that life is something to strive for.

That said, I agree with you 114%. It's unpleasant, but everyone has that side to them, and even more unpleasant, sometimes it's very necessary to give it some air. As a soldier they told me to disconnect, and in the moment it isn't hard to make a choice between your life or theirs, but the weight of that death always stays with you. I wonder if they had children or lovers. I understand that I ended their lives, as they knew them anyways, that day as well. We'd do a disservice by forgetting; as you said, you accept total responsibility when you decide to take the shot, and on the same coin, one day I'm sure someone will take that responsibility over me, and I can't feel bad about that. Those're the rules in this game.

Anyways, that turned into a ramble. As I said, knowing a touch more about you cast a completely new perspective on this piece for me, and always good to find another one of the Dogs. xD Cheers.


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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Yeah, I understand your perspective completely. Especially because a lot of teens and younger folk these days do use the word 'kill' and 'die' VERY lightly. Having held a rifle or having shot one, is not the same as having done so in the field. So generally I disapprove of such pieces myself. However, as artists we also get a chance to explore a side of humanity and ask the question of "Why?"

Why do people actually feel this way? Were there no reason for them to feel as such, I am of the belief, that they would not. There is definitely a trigger and through my art, I like to learn and discover a bit more about what makes the human mind tick. Someday I would like to be a leader, because I feel that there is definitely a better solution out there for everyone. At the very least, we shouldn't be shooting at another human being.

As for the fun stuff, I served in the infantry, then guards, then finished out in artillery ^^

Now I'm a financial services consultant and I hope never to go back to the jarhead tribe =P

If you say Dogs however, I'm thinking Devil Dogs, which means...you were Marine? Forgive me if I'm wrong though, I served in the military of another country so the only nickname I really know is Devil Dog lol

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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Th0rni Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I agree; I do believe that humanity is inherently good, however that primal part inside still remembers when we needed to kill just to eat, when we were far from top of the food chain, and brutality and viciousness were the only way to survive. We evolved as hunters and killers, and while we'd like to say that we're better now, we're really just neater about it. 

But why? Why exactly is violence so natural? We have to teach children not to hit others. We entertain ourselves with games that simulate it (take a quick peek at any of the GTA games, or Manhunt... hell, I once saw a game where the entire purpose was literally to stalk and rape teenaged girls), and people have become so numb to the concept of death that they watch snuff videos online without pausing in their sip of coffee. Personally, I find the entire thing fascinating. I've always wished I could sit down with a serial killer (...behind thick glass) and really pick their brain.

Art is a great way to make people think about themselves, and to explore our own feelings and thoughts. For me, art was a big way to work through a lot of the issues I brought back with me when I came home; I have several folders full of pieces which will never be posted, because they're far too personal, but in making them I learned a lot about myself and was able to come to terms with what had happened. I'd hoped that perhaps through my art, I could maybe help someone else understand themselves, or at least make them stop and think.

And yes, I mean Devil Dog; my father was Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps and I guess I felt it was in my blood. Some of the best years of my life (honestly, the training was a hell of a lot of fun, the first time I got to throw a grenade I had a giggling fit), and I felt a lot more at home then I ever did in civilian life, but my family had to take priority; I didn't want my daughter growing up in the military.
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Th0rni Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, but what kind of annoys me is people who feel they hold that much power over anyone, and as a hunter, I can say that unless you think you're seriously ready to actually put that knife to someone, you shouldn't talk as if you are. Especially considering the fact that someone out there is probably saying something pretty similar about you right now, and feeling pretty damn justified about it, too.

You know what would be brilliant? A world where everyone worried about keeping THEMSELVES to a higher standard, instead of everyone around them.
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I-am-the-only-rob Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no one is untouchable
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Writer
That's definitely true ^^

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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never-going-back Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist
yes, i do fear you O.O
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Writer
*Evil voice* Good...you ought to *3*

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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