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Journey to Valhalla:

The sound of battle surrounds me
As axe and sword will clash.
The fate of a man decided
In a single metal flash.

On the ground I lay awakened
For the blood is rushing low.
It bursts from my wound
In a searing bloody flow...

I scream like a raging animal
As with the last of strength I thrust!
My sword will pierce his lung
As my enemy turns to dust...

A ruined body before me
Cold as the winter snow.
I begin to feel quite dizzy
As the heavens start to glow.

I can hear the sound of horses
And the cry of hungry crows.
The clouds began to part
As from the ground we rose!

Like warriors from the grave
We stood from where we fell.
Warm as though we bathed
In an ancient seer's spell.

I can see him coming now
Sleipnir has arrived!

He's come to take us home
The valiant dead who died.

The valkyries riding through the clouds
On the backs of crows they call.
The gods themselves are smiling
As mountains they are tall!

These tears cannot express
The words we wish to say.
For now we are Einherjar
Until the end of days.

To feast in the halls of glory
Until Ragnarok arrives.
We are the worthy fallen
In the Allfather's eyes.

"Never have I dreamed, of a more glorious day..."

-Chen Yuan Wen, 5th April 2012
AUTHOR'S COMMENT:

Arrr...TODAY, VALHALLA WEEK BEGINS!

As always, this is the warm-up piece. Tomorrow we start to go deeper into norse mythology ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

OTHER POEMS BY ME:

Little Flower Girl - [link]
Bringer of the Night - [link]
White Lily Girl - [link]
The Sanguinary Offering - [link]
The Legendary Thunder Wolf - [link]
The Traitorous Greyback - [link]


OTHER LITERATURE BY ME:

SANGUINE Chapter 1 - 1 - [link]
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LauraS45 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
this is amazing. you captured the seen of a Viking battle wondrously
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha, thank you for enjoying this piece, even though it's quite old ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Darnell-Saki Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Writer
This is just awesome, I'm glad I took the time to read it. Thanks.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks for reading my work ^^ I hope you come back some time to read more

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. I'm so sorry for the ultra late reply like 2 months late xD. This happens to me from time to time .___. :iconorzplz:
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AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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Only 10 members a month are picked from all our members to be featured. Your images will go into our Feature Folder and be on our main page all month as well as be part of our First Friday Feature.

This image has been picked for our First Friday Feature go here to see the [link]


:iconartworldtoday: would like to congratulate you!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much for the honour of being featured ^^. I'm very glad to be picked and am truly very thankful. This means alot to me =D

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome! :-) We are honoured to have you in the group.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye, but the honour is all mine my fair lady, without the support of large groups my work would be nowhere ;3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is the goal I had when starting Art World Today is to get artist noticed :-)
I sure hope it is helping people get some notice! There are so many amazing artists! I really wish I was a better writer, and better with my grammar. I am not much of a reader either :-(

I would like to do more with the group to high light writers just it isn't my biggest strength. So if you have any idea's please share them with me.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Well personally getting featured anywhere is a good thing. DA isn't about catapulting writers to fame and I believe every artist should work hard for what they believe in ^^

That said, what you are doing is more than enough because if you do anymore than that, it might be seen as bias toward artists that you appear to favour (of course I know that isn't the case, but the average individual thinks in an average way) :3

In any case, writers have to do their best to make themselves known and I don't believe that writers should get handicaps since we already receive a HUGE handicap in terms of view count. Most art requires 20,000 - 30,000 to get front page. Writing can make it with about 2000 - 3000. That's a massive handicap and for that reason, I think that every writer should do their best and work their hardest.

Right now, my goal is to get on the front page with every single post I make and I'm slowly creeping closer to that, but the emergence of strong (and younger) writers can sometimes put a real dampener on progress, but by my 4th month on DA I do intend to have a market large enough to start selling copies of my self-published poetry book which is currently in the works as my uncle's team designs the format and cover art :3

Talent is but a small booster, hard work is what will win the day ^^

I think you do plenty as it is (is the main point of what I was trying to say)

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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