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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  Hobbyist 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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