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It Came From The Dark:

Amongst the ashes, swirling from the darkness of the pit,

Emerged a hand, dragging a battered body across the rocks.

Blood leaked from the wounds so callously self-inflicted,

And teeth ground with a focused determination and seething anger.

It cared not for the warm rubies - staining the jagged rocks,

It cared not for the sensation of pain...

All that it remembered was a dream, An obsession -

One that drove it ever higher; ignoring all else!

Eventually it emerged from this shadowy hole, this dreary depth,

And in that moment, it learned of the truth.

For this creature, denied sunlight and warmth -

was me...





-Chen Yuan Wen, 11th December 2012
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Arrr me hearties,

I'm back from HELL indeed. The days before me trip back to singapore were like being put through the fire and roasted over a blistering inferno. I experienced much and plenty of tha' is gonna come out in me works.

As ye'll note, pirate accent is back, full explanation t' come in me journal later, but I realised basically tha' th' accent is part of the fun, even if it can be a little tough t' handle eh?

Now then, I'm about t' start me hyper release of all different types of poetry and this be but th' first of many t' come. I swear on me honour as CHENBEARD TH' PIRATE. I will blow yer minds with what I've seen of a modern hell...Dante, is a little behind th' times.

Enjoy this starter piece t' get yer tongues wet...more will come, soon enough...

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

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Oh here I am standing,
A lost soul is landing.

The coldest December,
Can you still remember?

Do you even hear me?
There's no one around me!

Oh shadow that I see,
The void right behind me.

Yet still I am breathing;
Yet still I am feeling.

The coldest sensation,
Oh worthless creation!

Are you still crying?
Oh why are you lying - abandoned and cold

-

Cold like what was left of soul,
Made of all the life you stole.
Walk divine but made of sin,
Worm of hatred squrim within.

Sin of lust and sin of pride,
Lash the tongue that last has lied.
Yours was silver with a promise,
Kiss of death and then you vomit.

Bu
You Have No Right To LiveYou Have No Right To Live:

Hey, what are you doing?
That's mine, now give it back.
You're stupid, you should just go die!

Okay, I'm sorry...

What, you failed again?
Just how much money do you think we're spending on this,
Do you think it just falls from the sky?
I can't believe you; and don't give me that look!
You better straighten up now you hear me
And if you keep looking like a dead fish,
I'm going to make you wish you were one.

I'm sorry...

Hey, being around you is driving me nuts,
You never want to do anything, you don't even care,
Why bother even breathing if you're going to act like you're dead!

I'm sorry!

You're
Pat
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Gentlemen, today I speak to you
To convey an issue that has plagued the core of our community.
For so long have we been considered second-class;
To this day there are those who still believe that we are not artists.
But today is not about freedom, today is about honour,
Because there are many writers that still seek to shame us all...

I speak of those individuals, who take art from others.
Covers, photos, paintings, digital art, anime and manga.
It matters not where you draw your source from,
But every action impacts upon us as a community.
Why?

BECAUSE I AM A WRITER!

When I craft my works, when I write each and ev


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It felt as if anyone reading this was in the shadows watching the happenings of the inviduals. Everything is layed out in incredibly folded detailed that no questions are answered but one. Which is who is the individual draging? That could leaves the readers hanging for a while wondering but never finding out who it is.

Sespenseful, a little nail bitting to make the impact so deep into most peoples beings it would seem. This piece kind of arises the fears of most human beings when it comes to the creature you describe. Its like the nightmare no human being wants to become,

which is why I think it created the biggest impact on me and any audience going to read your piece of artwork.
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:iconmichel-le-fou:
Avast, there, Captain! I be the first to offer my humble opinion of yer poem. The shock element here is worthy of note. I really liked how you eluded to yerself throughout the verse and then "dropped a zinger" in the last line. Keen wit and good use of surprise. As usual you prove your metal as a poet. The narrative of the character in the effort is of good length. The poem can enter as horror or suspense too, as far as I could tell.
You appear to be as capable at free verse as at traditional forms. A really intriguing project and I am keyed up for the next one.
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EPIC!!!! :D

I see Capn Chen is the incarnation of darkness :D means I am not alone :D
awesome :D
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Sanddune798 Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reading this, you can clearly see the mangled creature emerging from its hell hole and feel its wounds as though they were your own.
Thank you for yet another piercing work.
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WordOfChen Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Bwahaha, aye :3 Me deepest thanks friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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DragonKeeper92 Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you have a lot of talent for this. I love poetry, i write a lot of it, and I mostly write sad ones, but i still love it. This poem really caught my eye, i love the details and the descriptions.
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WordOfChen Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly fer enjoyin' this piece ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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WordOfChen Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye fer enjoyin' this :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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:iconsmokedragon:
Excellent imagery throughout, particularly the fifth line. Nice work!
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:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Me deepest thanks friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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