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Swan Song:

Those days we used to spend together
So gentle and so sweet...
Are buried like my sister's corpse
Entombed beneath my feet...

The mornings we spent in the grove of dryads
Braiding each other's hair...
I visit the very same places now;
But I know that she isn't there.

I can hear her voice from time to time
As a dying whisper amongst the trees.
But I can never forget that day;
It festers like disease...

A waking nightmare, so vivid and real
I am lost in the grip of its chilling touch.
You called to me, on that fated morning
Bearing a wound and crutch...

But they came like thunder, these men of steel
They heft their weapons high in the air.
They shrieked and praised their vaunted deity
As they laid her body bare...

At the behest of the robed one, they took her apart.
They chopped her to pieces, and they burned her heart.
And then it was done, like a sprinkling rain.
They left our forest, with a walk of disdain...

I clutched the giblets of her broken body
Like an empty doll with puppet strings.
I wanted to believe that it was a dream
But the pain of blood, it stings...

I can't recall the number of screams
Nor the number of times I cried...
But I know that I lost a piece of me
A gentle part that died.  

There is no mercy left in me
No pity in this frame.
For those who took my sister away;
I shall make them play a game...

We'll wager our lives as betting chips
And they have until the light of dawn.
To escape the fate of obliteration;
As I sing my soulless song...

"Edea my dearest sister, I will see you soon in the spirit's embrace..."

-Chen Yuan Wen, 27th April 2012
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AUTHOR'S COMMENT:

Arrr me hearties, this be the SECOND release of Witch Week.

I decided I would work with something a little more on the tragedy side. Still vengeful, but I wanted to work more sorrow into it.

The darkness of the witch hunts manifested themselves, not just in terms of casualties, but also, in terms of the families lost...

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

OTHER POEMS BY ME:

The Secret Garden - [link]
What is Love? - [link]
Shards of Me - [link]
No Meaning, Just Feeling - [link]
Hey Dad - [link]
Delusion - [link]

OTHER LITERATURE BY ME:

SANGUINE Chapter 1 - 1 - [link]
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Caedy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured in Descent Into Darkness Vol. 2!
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noorelven Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
One scary witch!!!
Malal: just because she invokes me and you are my disciple doesnt mean you are immune from my wrath! rather you are more prone to it *evil smile*
*Noor runs ... but is incapable of avoiding blizzard spell*
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Bwahaha, Nice one :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Deeply sorry for taking so long to reply to you, I've been absolutely bogged down in work T^T
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noorelven Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
;)
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o0SHeeP0o Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
someone said that there cant be two conflicting emotions at once, who needs mercy when there is a revenge to complete, [three eyes for one eye, because mine is worth more] <-- by shayniminne, someone from a dream
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
I see, interesting O_O

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Deeply sorry for taking so long to reply to you, I've been absolutely bogged down in work T^T
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o0SHeeP0o Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
hahahahhaa the people in my dream are so cool :iconblushplz:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Writer
glad ta hear it :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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o0SHeeP0o Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
hahahahaha actually my first crush was on someone from a dream, and it still is :L
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Awww that's cute :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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o0SHeeP0o Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
:iconblushplz: someone really cool, only i know
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha nice :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
"I shall make them play a game..." Reminds me of Yugioh. Specifically, one of the Bakurae.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
haha, yes! SHADOW REALM! But sadly this poem wasn't about that. I do catch the reference though ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Deeply sorry for taking so long to reply to you, I've been absolutely bogged down in work T^T
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TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
:dummy:

No problem. I've been busy myself, so I probably would have replied late anyway. ^^;
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Sato-Miyuki Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Digital Artist
I cried. This reminds me of my cousin. But she's dead by cancer.. and I didn't get to see her corpse.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Awww, that's very sad. I offer ya me deepest consolations me friend. I hope ye feel better in time...

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Deeply sorry for taking so long to reply to you, I've been absolutely bogged down in work T^T
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DeeryDeerth Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, it is very dark!
I could almost hear the screams and pain of people... it is so creepy!
You've put a lot of effort in these poems, and you have improved a lot, I must say! Your poems are starting to create real feelings. :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye thank ye Linda, I'm glad that they do ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Deeply sorry for taking so long to reply to you, I've been absolutely bogged down in work T^T
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DeeryDeerth Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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LRyukshinigami Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was beautiful and absolutely haunting. I understand that the previous poem I read wasn't anything towards anyone now and for that I love the both of them. You're an amazing writer and I'm beginning to become a fan of your work. By the way, I love Sanguine! I can't wait for you to post more!!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha, I will try to do so when I'm a bit more free. I fully intend to continue it as well :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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LRyukshinigami Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful : D I wish you luck with whatever journey you're on ^^~ I actually want to start writing a story of my own, though it's going to be something like a picture book for older people... I gotta figure out how to get both sides of my creativity in there somehow. As a matter of fact, I got inspiration for it from a picture one of the people I watch on here drew O:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Well then, I wish you best of luck. It's always good to see new talent bloom and sprout ^^

Do your very best ^_^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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LRyukshinigami Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! I hope the best for you as well :3
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LovelyRangel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
You're amazing, I love your work!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Arrr thank ye so kindly fer sayin' that ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Sincere apologies for taking so long to reply T^T
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LovelyRangel Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Arrr yee are most welcome!! (:
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LeonieAsteria Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
"I can't recall the number of screams
Nor the number of times I cried...
But I know that I lost a piece of me
A gentle part that died"
- simply brilliant. had goosebumps while reading!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye thank ye fer sayin' so. I'm very pleased ta hear it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Sincere apologies for taking so long to reply T^T
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Shiatanni Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
If something ever happened to my sister, I would kill them like the rats they are, but I do like the poem Captain
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye definitely, thank ye fer readin' me work ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Sincere apologies for taking so long to reply T^T
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theGman0 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist
:icongo-on-plz:well done
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye, thank ye kindly :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Sincere apologies for taking so long to reply T^T
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FlyAway-555 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! Great work on this!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye Emma ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Sincere apologies for taking so long to reply T^T
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kedonsine Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Evil...it beckons to me soul
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Arrr now that is a feeling I know :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Sincere apologies for taking so long to reply T^T
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4tofu-cakes Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Sooo sweet nearlly made me cry...
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Arrr glad ta make ye tear up ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Sincere apologies for taking so long to reply T^T
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Manigran Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just stunning. Wow.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye so kindly me friend :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Sincere apologies for taking so long to reply T^T
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Manigran Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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Cyluho Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A capt'n, a genius :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye, not quite right. I am a captain, but I'm no genius. I simply work hard to try and deliver ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Sincere apologies for taking so long to reply T^T
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klevry1 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing chen, just amazing
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so kindly Olivia ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Sincere apologies for taking so long to reply T^T
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SamiKitty14 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Beautifully done,with great visualization
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Arrr thank ye :3. Very glad ye enjoyed it :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Sincere apologies for taking so long to reply T^T
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SamiKitty14 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
no problem :iconkittyglompplz:
and no worries about lateness cap`n
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