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Memories of War:

What is this long-lost memory inside?
Where oceans turn; what have we left behind
With star-burned wings out above the sky.
The sleeping sons are lovingly left to lie...

A thousand tears you've cried for all,
Now its time for you to fall!
Will you open up the door,
To the future we ignore?

Are you simply lying broken,
From the memory awoken;
Are you simply living lies,
Bitter taste with ropes you tie...

And the world will soon forget.

Fill my heart with this regret?

For the victims written in stone.

Unspoken sin you now atone...


Yeah I've seen this world where we livin' in pain,
Wrap my body round with chain.
Now we both know we be broken;
Give this man his smokin' token.

Held up guns with both his hands;
Not a boy he's cause he's a man.
Order comes by a suit and hand.
Will you flee or will you stand?


This is a memory of our war,
Of all the things that we can't ignore.
And staying blind to the cries of pain...


Will lonely ashes be what remains?


-Chen Yuan Wen ft. The C-Crew, 15th January 2013
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Author's Comment:

Aye maties,

As I've stated I'm going back t' basics and so this is actually a song that I wrote yesterday t'gether with me old friends from me rap crew. The part in italics is th' guest rap sung by them and I do the clean vocals (no change in font) as well the rough dirty growls (bold).

My friend raps in a voice similar to snoop dogg's smooth style so I thought it worked very well with the overall chemistry of the piece ^^ His piece is in italics.

It was a lot of fun to do this song (gotta admit that) even if the topic might be over done, I was happy to explore it and doubly thankful for the chance :3

Enjoy mates.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

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So now I behold your latest work of art and I am again impressed. The same well-made rhymed couplets, the same neat slanted rhyme as an opener. The bold type is surely an emphasis, to bring something to the other's mind.
The words selected for the rhyme pattern show good poetic sense. I caught that from the stanzas in bold type especially.
Then there is the question ye demanded mid-way, which rings with a bit of scorn or ....
"Fill my heart with regret?" I dare to say, No.
Back to common print and a different tone, but still effective. I can only conclude that you and I know our stuff.
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Critique by TearsOfBlood22 Jan 15, 2013, 1:31:40 PM
You Write so many and yet this one was lacking in it's Impact I have heard others close to the likes and I am saying it is good but needs some improvement.

Keep up the good work and remember that this is only one of many opinions that are to be shared.

I wish you the best of luck and send you my best wishes for more of your work.

It is a joy for me to write about and read your work, Because each one I read brings me to a conclusion.... that conclusion is something breathtaking can open the eyes of even the most stubborn.

Good job and Best of wishes
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ladyshadowrage Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Writer
:wave: This piece has been featured here lyricsrus.deviantart.com/journ…
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly :'3

Apologies for the late reply, I have only just returned ^^

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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ladyshadowrage Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Writer
You are most welcome, here at LyricsRus we are all about promoting great lyrics and helping each other become better lyricists.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Well that's a wonderful goal. You might want to take a look at my recent works then, it's much more focused around lyrics than my older works (.3.).

Of course, no obligations, thank you again though ^^

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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ladyshadowrage Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Writer
I have every intention of perusing through your gallery :nod: I just need to catch up on these mounds of notifications, which with my new work schedule is no easy feat. Having some patience with me dear and I promise to follow through.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Writer
Yeah, anytime x'D

There's no shortage of material, or a rush period :'3

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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ValaSedai Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work has been featured in
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Thorns-And-Roses Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   General Artist
Stunning job! An absolute masterpiece. :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Writer
My deepest thanks friend ^^ Glad you enjoyed it :3

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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augumon05 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
one thought comes to mind from reading this... Make it into a song. it sounds like something dragonforce might have made. so this would make an excellent song.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha, if I had a proper band I would ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Writer
For what it is worth, this is my favorite of yours. The first verse in particular is very good.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you my friend, I would love to do another song piece in future, but been a little too exhausted to cram beats together. Getting used to my new exercise and fitness regime is taking out a lot of stamina. I do hope to try more songs once I have the right melody in my head (one that isn't made up of a deep gasp for breath after lifting weights xD)

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Zoprak-Vallinheart Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chen could I use this song as a profect for my school music class please I'll mention you for the lyris? Please!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Writer
I replied to your comment on my page ^^ Just follow those instructions and you'll be fine :3

If you need further help note me

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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GilPires Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thumbs UP!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying this piece my dear friend ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Sanddune798 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O.o
You know a song is amazing when you read the lyrics and hear it perfectly in your head.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Writer
That's what I hope to do with all future song releases ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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poetryfreak15 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
i'd love to hear it performed!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Writer
If only I had a band. Vocals I can do, band...don't have one xD

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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poetryfreak15 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
XD hey, some of the best groups are a capella. Haha.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Writer
Sadly not at that level yet ^^;

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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poetryfreak15 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
XD aw. That's alright.
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FoxofEbony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
This piece is breathtaking :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly for enjoying it ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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FoxofEbony Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
It's hard not to enjoy such an amazing piece of work :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Ahaha, thank you for the compliment ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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anamsohail Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so amazing! and fits well ...
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you so much for enjoying my work ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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MaskedWannabee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Envy is a strong feeling I've felt while reading this.
It's excellent, couldn't have written it better ^^'
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye, it was really fun t' work on this song. Songs don't get noticed much on DA ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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MaskedWannabee Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Could you check the poem I wrote (I only have one devination so it shouldn't be a big problem to find it). I'd appreciate your opinion on it, you seem to know your way around poetry ^^
Thanks in advance, Chen :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Send it to me with a link to your deviation in a note ^^; That's so I remember to do so when I'm next free ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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angelgirlartist Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you want to have me keep filling up the folder in my favorites that only has all your stuff? Because I happy to do it.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Bwahaha, I'd be happy to lass. I'm takin' a break t'day but I'll be coming up with some even better material soon ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't like rap, but I think I would make an exception for this if I heard it on the radio.

Fantastic and really paints a picture in the reader's mind of a veteran--from any war, not just physical. I feel like this can be for an mental one as well. Just imagine the weapons as emotions and boom...there you have it.

I'll stop rambling now. ^^;
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye I'm glad ye like it :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Zephyras-Lied Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing! The poem really reminds me of what soldiers might think after a war is over. Overall, I love the imagery, keep up the exquisite work!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye, thank ye kindly ^^

I'm surprised this did well at all

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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starmic Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
amazing totally agree with you<3
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye Ines

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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starmic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
<3
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L3xil3in Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
:bulletpink::bulletwhite::bulletyellow:Congrats:bulletyellow::bulletwhite::bulletpink:
Your work is featured ♥
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Me deepest thanks fer featurin' and enjoyin' this piece. Tis much appreciated ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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L3xil3in Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
you're very welcome :)
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20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Trully a masterpiece!:clap:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly me friend :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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You're very welcome!:la:
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