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In Service To Morgana:

There are those who would fear a demon's blessing
As they wither beneath its corruptive touch
Yet I am someone who embraces these things
Because the darkness has taught me much...

I have learned of the beauty of dying roses
Turned to dust by a single breath
I have learned of the fear that a man will face
When he is first confronted by death

His contorted features and the screams of his agony
Will peak when he is placed into Morgana's grace
I have learned that even heroes will soil themselves
When they are forced to worship her smiling face

But she is not ugly, nay she is beautiful
She appears like an angel with the wings of a crow
Yet those whose hearts are in the grip of denial
Will view her as a spectre in a blizzard of snow

Closer she creeps with a neck that has been snapped
Her gaping mouth sags as she calls out their name.
They try to run from her, but it is all in vain
For soon they will be forced to feel her pain...

But to me this is beauty, to me this is art
To watch them in her grip, as she tears them apart.
A fallen vessel, once so filled with rage
Is now caught and purified, in Morgana's cage...


"...You've met with a terrible fate, havent you?"

-Chen Yuan Wen, 8th July 2012
Fave it if you enjoyed it ^^:
Those who fave in the first FOUR HOURS get a dedication tomorrow. It helps me know who enjoys my work :3.

Author's Comment:

Good day my friends,

Tonight I wanted to try something different again. I wanted to really bring out the allure of the dark.

I think that this is something best read in a slow and deep voice (like sephiroth's voice), in order to achieve maximum effect.

I hope that you enjoy the final piece of horror week and may it always remain...as a part of your memories.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

Other Poems by Me:
She Waits For Me - [link]
Barely Breathing - [link]
An Epic Legend - [link]
The Tomb of Khaine - [link]

Other Prose by Me:
Sanguine Chapter 1 - Release 4 - [link]
Pirate: The Legend of Chenbeard, Chapter 1 - Release 1 - [link]
Mercenary Chapter 1 - Release 1 - [link]
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Smightar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
You guys, Search on Youtube Thomas Bergersen - Illusion on youtube. and read WordOfChen's Amazing Literatures. 1 Word... actually, there is no words to describe the epicness..
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Getsuei-san Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So dark and visual! But awesome as usual :D
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TwiUnderSeeker Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Another Great.
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IRideAMagicalLadle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So scary and dark, but really hypnotic at the same time :omg:
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SamiKitty14 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Love it! Great imagery ^.^
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forevermone Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this poem! The imagery in the fifth stanza is very vivid and paints a very clear picture of her creeping closer.
Excellent work! :iconclapplz:
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   General Artist
I think this might be my new favorite ^_^
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Inkweaver22 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Creepy...

:iconbendrownedplz: You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?
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reflectionsinwater Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What can I say? I've fallen into a unfathomable despair of love and joy, over the gruesome yet elegant images!
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crysanthemum963 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
This has awesome flow :D! I loved reading this out loud :D.
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cosmosgrl19 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
DAMMIT! Too late for dedication. Oh well!! I love this piece especially! For some reason, I couldn't stop imagining one of my characters admiring her. And I got very good images from the writing, well done.
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Kyuubi-vs-Shukaku Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Quite well done, work to be proud of. "But to me this is beauty, to me this is art"; for some reason, this strikes me as the...what is le mot juste here, the truest line in the piece. Fantastic, overall!
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JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous, great imagery.
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Krusnik03 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always read things with a British accent in my head. XD
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Myennaius13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
A beautiful effort for showing the love of things in the dark.
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noorelven Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
whoa AWESOME!
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twistedgrimfaerytale Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
this is a beautiful poem that i thoroughly enjoyed :)
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rachelthepessimist Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love when people write about the beauty of death. Nice job!
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Adonael Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Dark and alluring but I suppose they were the points you were putting across with phrases like 'Morgana's grace'

I liked this stanza

'But she is not ugly, nay she is beautiful
She appears like an angel with the wings of a crow
Yet those whose hearts are in the grip of denial
Will view her as a spectre in a blizzard of snow'

and the last line had an ominous feel to it.
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Odd. Cool. But Odd. lol
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dragonofyang Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. :heart:
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deathvocals Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing, I love it. I'm quite morbid myself & I have a penchant for evil, darkness, mysticism & death. I really, really, really enjoyed your work here! :D This is art. Did you come up with everything yourself? ^^
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TheForestForTheTrees Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting poem. I sort of read that in the voice of Nocturnal (if you are at all familiar with Skyrim), though I am not sure what prompted that. Although I could see this working if said using Sephiroth's voice. Also good quote choice at the end.

I am also thinking I should become one of your watchers, as I have begun to follow your work when ever I see it.

However, there is no need to give me a dedication for adding this to my favorites. I enjoyed it so I fave'd it simply for that reason.
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Ryan0773 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great work! Though for some reason while I was reading I help but think it was connected to Morgana from League of Legends, especially since "Feel my pain." is one of her quotes in game. May not have been what you were going for (as a matter of fact very unlikely) but I just wanted to say so in case it was =P

Great piece! Definite fav :D
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TheCynicalFlowerGirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cooooooool :)
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lifeisgood4u Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Writer
Spooky, but amazing as always. I think it's my favorite of the week.
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
By the Triple Death Goddess!
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crystallized-skies Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really lovely. How did you choose the name Morgana, if I may ask?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Morgana is one of the OCs in my story Pirate: The Legend of Chenbeard. In the character profiles (which contains some of their backstory to be expanded in the novel), Morgana is one of the six demon queens whom Chenbeard sells his soul to in order to regain memories of his time in Heaven.

I simply chose that name because familiarity is always good ;3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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crystallized-skies Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh I see. I need to start keeping up with all your stories. :D

Thank you for taking the time to explain. :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Yer most welcome, come back anytime and have a look around ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Howlecho Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oooh creepy! interresting work :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it. More to come every week and every day :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Pell-MellxX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I have a hard time getting into poetry on DA but I am glad I clicked on this link. You have a creepy way with words, my friend.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Well most of the time, I find that poets in general (and a lot on DA), focus too much on the art side of things. They count their syllables and worry over every little detail.

Me, I'm honestly just a guy who likes telling stories; the kind of stories that you would have heard if you lived in an age where magic exists and dragons roam the sky.

I've always had a good imagination, putting into words to entertain people is just another step for me. Hence, I'm an entertainer, not really a poet. So if you swing by each week, you'll get your entertainment ^^. Different themes each week and you don't have to worry about knowing the rules of poetry, just sit back, read and enjoy :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Pell-MellxX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I like the idea of being an entertainer not a poet.
I'll be putting a watch on you. :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Writer
*Takes a bow* Rest assured, you will be entertained always. New works every week. See, when you stop worrying about it having to be art, you can focus upon the joy of the story and the entertainment of the people ;3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Pell-MellxX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
That's how I feel about a lot of the art I create. I am a performer and artist. It's better to focus on what you enjoy and stop taking everything so seriously.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Indeed...now if only half of the stuck-ups would learn that, we'd all get along swimmingly :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Pell-MellxX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Here here!
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Zephyras-Lied Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Hooray for horror poems! It was quite dark yet beautiful, amazing work! :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Writer
haha, next week there will be a new theme :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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wendy-bird-trylle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Simply put: I like it.

In my head: fdjcjkdndjdjdn MORE THIS IS GOOD!! Fcjjdjdkskckcm *brain then collapses upon itself momentarily*
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Writer
haha, thank you, don't forget to fave if you enjoyed it enough. There will be more each week and of course, a different theme every week ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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wendy-bird-trylle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! And my brain is more or less up and running again
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm glad ta hear it :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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wendy-bird-trylle Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Just slightly killed now due to my munchkins where I volunteer
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Writer
wat O_O

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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wendy-bird-trylle Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My 'munchkins' are some of the youngest kids at the church I'm volunteering at this week with their vacation bible school ones like three one's four two are five two are six and the other two are nine and ten
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