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And so it has come to this.
The great hero stands poised,
Sword pointed at the demon king.

It is the stuff of legends is it not?

Yet, my objective is already complete.
For I am not a simple nightmare drawn from your feeble fairy tales.

Think about it, if indeed you can:

Today you'll kill me,
And raise my head before a baying crowd.
You'll show your acquisition proudly
And the people will welcome you.

In the first weeks,
There will be feasts and festivals.
Dancing and debauchery.
All to celebrate the hero's victory.

And then?

Then you'll become a king,
And eventually an emperor.
You will rule all the lands with fairness and equality.

A god amongst kings!
Yet something disturbs you...

Day by day you see the politics of the nobility.
You see them vying for power; to grow their wealth.
You see the peasants and the poor still walking the streets.

And you begin to doubt yourself.

No, it can't be!
You'll scream at the mirror as you make for the chapels.
Yet even here you see the halls bedecked with gold -
Priests wearing the finest of robes
And wealth aplenty, coming from the poor box...

Strange - the laughter of the children is no different,
Yet the people behave as though they've gone mad.
Have they forgotten what it was like just few short years ago?

Of course they have...

The seeds of chaos which I once drew toward me,
Have shattered and flown back to the humans from which they came.
The bandits, the tyrants, the crime lords and the rogues.
Once they fought under my banner,
but now they flood your cities.

Once I held absolute control over them,
But now they are driven by their instincts.

Yet they are not devilish like my children;
They are not clothed in the skin of horrors and fear.
They are human and so you'll welcome them,
As the seeds of chaos sprout and bloom within each and every one of you.

Poor little boy...
Even with a beard as white as snow;
You'll weep...

You'll curse the heavens and hide your tears in the rain;
Where I will drink them, as I watch your despair.

For even if you attempt to fight it, even if you so vehemently deny it.
Nature itself will see it occur.

...So go ahead then,
Slay me.
SLAUGHTER ME!
Plunge your blade into my chest and rip the life from my body!

But know that in doing so,
You will become me...

For the absolute truth, is inescapable:

I was never your demon...

I was always your protector.




Link to the audio version of this poem (Used my demon hiss for this one): snd.sc/15gXZTd

Ladies and Gentlemen,

T'day we have a commission fer :iconcandygirl101010: - An interestin' lass from Canada who dabbles mostly in the written works.

Now first ye'll notice me pirate accent's back, HURRAY! x'D

Second, this poem is a very very loose sort of continuation t' me recent written piece 'We need Villains NOT heroes'. I wanted to run with that idea and since the theme requested was a dark piece, I chose to do something like this :3. Hope ye all enjoy it ^^

If ever you need literature or a poem commission, don't ferget that I'm th' pirate t' do it

:iconpointcommissionsask: - Check me journal fer details eh? There's also a deal now for group leaders and such ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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SilverofDawn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice poem and is that an Advent Children referance I see?
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Obscurite-Avec-Amour Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist
you literally blow me away with your talent! you are amazing!!!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Writer
Haha, nah, it just takes a lot of practice ^^

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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SilverofDawn Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Very good :D
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SilverofDawn Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice, the title is a Sepheirothreference 
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candygirl101010 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Writer
gwah i love it good job :tighthug::tighthug::tighthug:
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ForeverElevated Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful, but I must ask: did you get the quote for the title from FFVII Advent Children?  Or is this just a wonderful coincidence?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Definitely Sephiroth's line, though was it from Advent Children? I always thought it was from Dissidia xD

But in any case he's one of the few villains I truly admire :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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SilverofDawn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student General Artist
"I am bringing you dispair.... Ruination to all" is dissidia XD
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ForeverElevated Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
May have been both, I heard the line in Advent Children but haven't played Dissidia so I wouldn't know :(

He is a really great villain though! And such great hair! *Drools*
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SaintOfAnger Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Writer
Yet another interesting read.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly fer enjoyin' it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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SimsterD Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it legal to warp someones sense of reality? Because you just blew my mind!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Bwahaha, I do think it be legal yes ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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BlackSilhoutte Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow.. simply wow!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly fer enjoyin' me works ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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SightlessChaineDrake Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice. Reminds me of the 2007 Beowulf movie - this could be a poetic re-imagining of the overarching plot. A poem based on a movie which was itself based on a poem.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Really? Wow x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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nicholsjoseph22 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Excellent!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
My thanks fer enjoyin' it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Kurodaia-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student General Artist
That was incredible. I got a really interesting feeling after reading it and I did enjoy every bit of it. Good job!

points commissions? hmmmm...you might get another commission from a Canadian
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Ohohoho, as long as the price allows me to eat. I shall work to the best of my abilities :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Kurodaia-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Mkay, well I'll take it into consideration. ^_^
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brokenrose80 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
incredible
i read it out loud
and it makes me think...ummmm maybe it is true indeed
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye, check out the audio version if ye want to hear it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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A-Random-Otaku Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Hero becomes a new Villain, and Villain gives birth a new Hero..
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Indeed, it is what we know as the endless cycle ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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NorthernNightQueen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where the fuck is a cookie button on deviantart?
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NorthernNightQueen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O. Gee, thanks!
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Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work. :clap:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly, always glad t' have someone enjoy me works x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Theshadowcrispin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
You blew my mind. I could always see that the hero/villian cycle would repeat itself later on. But that ending would always seem so fitting... Spirit Seer of water is right, this is so thought provoking that you have to sit and think.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Ohohoho, twas a loose continuation from a previous piece I did ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Spirit-Seer-of-Water Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is so deep and thought-provoking. I want to just sit and think about this for a while, because that's such a twist from the normal hero vs villain theme. 

I'm just... wow. You stole my speech. Congrats! :clap:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha, 'We need villains NOT heroes' is a previous commission o' mine that explores a similar theme. Check it out if ye like ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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tdCaldwell Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic. Your theme lately seems to be the human need for opposition: something that I've puzzled over for long periods of time. I love eye-opening works like this, and you never disappoint in that regard.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha tis actually a coincidence that it is the recent theme, but I'm very glad it never disappoints ya ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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StellaStarfish Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Hurray you got your accent back!! Way to go, Cap'n! (*V*)b
Anywho, i found this poem very accurate... Even though it's fantasy, it reminds me of all the ancient emperors and kings and stuff who overthrew the old king, only to become the exact same thing they tried so hard to defeat... (Napoleon especially comes to mind) But anyways, this is a great piece and a pleasure to read (as always) :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Me thanks lass. Tis always wonderful t' explore th' reality of things. People often think only about winnin' but never what comes after. If they did, they'd probably have understood a lot more about the necessity of balance ^^

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hotcocoa54 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I LIKE IT. I love your reading and this is an awesome story.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye fer enjoyin' it, I'm always glad t' give it a show :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Mrs-SaxoBeat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Chen, my dearest pirate, you never disappoint me! :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Fer that I am glad, because t' disappoint me readers would be me own execution x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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TAloisi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
This poem is really interesting and well written.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly, I truly appreciate that ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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TAloisi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
No problem
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KagamineLink Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This has reawakened the philosopher in me that has hidden for a scary week. XD I love this!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Well now, always good t' reawaken the philosopher eh? x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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