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The Righteous Are Liars:

I find it funny, at times,
In this reality, of mine.

When the heroes fall and demons rise.
In the fight for freedom, filled with lies.

But such is the nature of the templar divine.
With righteous chains, they'll keep us in line.
Afraid to face the true demon he fears.
He'll punishes the public, for their rightful jeers.

And thus ends the "hero's" tale...

-Chen Yuan Wen, 3rd November 2013
In the fight for freedom, many people want to demonstrate that they will not be controlled. That they wish to be free of alll constraints and so they declare their action against the forces of authority.

Yet when an individual, one who believes in the present authority, denounces these rebels as disturbers of the peace. The rebels choose to strike them down, without mercy or remorse.

How does that make them any different from the authority which they seek to depose? They are not fighting for freedom, they are simply fighting for the right of 'leadership'.

But if you ask me, what the people want the most is simply to be left in peace.

That is not to say that it will be a life without conflict, nor a life that is free of weapons and bloodshed. But instead, it will be one without interference, without being poked and prodded by some grand authority seeking to affirm the size of its imaginary genitals.

In my opinion, true leaders will always lead by example and these will forever exist. Yet it is the cowards, the scheming rats, that choose instead to lead by speech.

Ahem, in any case, apologies for the rant. I will post a journal update soon (or rather the co-captain will post one on my behalf as I am still away on training) but I will tell you all soon about how my life is coming along.

Remember everyone, a pirate will always be free.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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ElectraDragon Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconslowclapplz: :iconnotworthyplz: :iconbowplz: I love your work and this piece really resonated with me.
Michel-le-fou Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Writer
Chen you've written couplets of slanted rhymes like Emily Dickenson did so that's really traditional form. But 't is good nonetheless.
WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Writer
Haha, probably because I didn't actually use the form, as you know I have no actual art training so I was just doing what sounded good. Thanks for always looking out for me man ^^

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
Michel-le-fou Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Writer
It be my pleasure always.
noorelven Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
It should either be "He'll punish .." or "He punishes ..." can't combine both .... :S 
ClassJester Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
*Sweeps a majestic bow, the bells on the hat jingling merrily.  The winter motley gleams faintly in the fading light of the castle courtyard*

That was a majestic piece.
I enjoyed the rant and the ideas of peace.
Yet let me say that a piece
of peace
Will forever elude mankind because of rats.
These fat rats.  

Said rats are politicians.

But seriously.  I did enjoy the piece, it was good.  I find it contrasts nicely with "Without the Individual".  They both present ideas that are revolutionary to some current thoughts.  It's good that someone is writing them down.  
Mrs-SaxoBeat Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic as always! :hug:
Sinner2411 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
BlackSilhoutte Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
loreshaper-kethal Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Order out of chaos. The creed of the illuminati.

The reason as to why anarchy is liberation is because of these words:

"If you are a god, and the delusion becomes reality,
what about the noids that you get?
The despotic society?
The destructive sanctions?
The sensual world?

The concept of authority itself was originally created by the archons in order to create a world where the thesis and anti-thesis
constantly wage war -a season unending- so that they can literally feed off of our pain and misery.

Once freed from the delusion, we shall be perfect beings again.
Graycorra Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
This is very insightful.
I like the view presented in the poem and it was very well done.
I like how it also presents how something seems bad but it was actually what we have seen all along.
In that way, we have not advanced.
Kinda sad once you think about it.
animeloverishere Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I MISSED YOU. welcome back~
telgega Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Happytown124 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
A true masterpiece!:D (Big Grin) You have a unique way of writing through which,all the words come alive in our own mind's eye!I am a dummy! Nod Congrats for writing such an expressive poem!Clap 
snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this. I feel it describes the cycle of corruption: people feel oppressed, they overthrow their leaders, new leaders emerge to keep the new government stable, and these new leaders end up as oppressive as the previous leaders. And the cycle continues...
AwesomeBunny01 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me a lot of the BioShock series! I love you're poem! ^_^
darkphantomflame Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
I absolutely love the way you write, how you make the words come alive, even in such a short poem, you can feel the energy it gives... its astounding :clap:
Perianth5 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist
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