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Amongst the raindrops, pattering upon my silvered skin.
I wait in silence, though you never speak.

Once you would have chided me,
Screaming that it was cold!
Demanding with slaps and shrieks that I shelter you;
Always until the rain had stopped.

It makes me wonder if I have failed a command,
Or perhaps if you've finally cast me aside...

I made so many mistakes,
I was always doing wrong.
It wouldn't surprise me if you had me replaced!

Yet logic alone denies the thought,
For you are still here - simply silent.

You've been lying there for days, my dearest master,
It is beginning to make me swell with fear...

I've called your name so many times,
But perhaps the maggots have eaten your ears...

They drop from your nostrils and crawl from your mouth,
I squash them, quickly, if they ever approach...

I have thought about removing them and cleaning them away,
But I'm afraid that I would damage you, if ever I tried...

You are so fragile my master, like a thin sheet of glass,
I hugged you once and you were injured for days...

It made me sad, but that's alright;
Next time I promise I'll do better!

I won't act on my own; I'll wait like you said!
I'll stand here and stay guard, until you speak.
I'm sure that you'll shout and give me orders again,
Though I don't know how long I'll be waiting...

But master, dear master,
 If I could make a selfish request.

When you awaken, please, would you oil me?
The rain has been getting so heavy these days.
And my arms are finding it difficult to move...

Master...Dear master...I miss you...










Arrr maties, t'night we have a commission for :iconheartlessmicrophone: - She's an artist from Canada and has some pretty nice pieces in her gallery.

She asked me to write a poem about a robot being tortured by its creator, but when I worked on it I felt that torture straight up wasn't exactly what this piece should be about. I wanted to give a more submissive angle, a tinge of bitter sweetness and this was the answer. (i.e. I made it more on the emotional side)

Anywho, I hope ye all enjoyed this little commission and if yer ever interested in gettin' poetry or flash fiction written by a pirate. Then feel free t' hire me:

:iconpointcommissionsask: - Always lookin' fer more work I am ;3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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RobotProphet Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
mmm...mm...:crying: rvmp crying 

SO BEAUTIFUL!
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Light-Dusk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:(
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candygirl101010 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Writer
poor robot i feel bad he will sand there till de decays himself
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SimsterD Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So the wizard was wrong, the Tin man really did need a heart....the one he had was broken.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye, indeed it was T3T

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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SamiKitty14 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
 * ^* The feels in this...
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Always good t' bring th' feels eh? ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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SamiKitty14 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
*nods* haha, of course ^-^
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SilverBatti3 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
ahhhhh!!! *cries in the corner*
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
There there lass ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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djinn98 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Great work. I've read several of your pieces and haven't been disappointed yet.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly fer enjoyin' me work ^^

I hope I continue t' impress :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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StellaStarfish Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
This kinda makes me sad... Poor Tin Man... (Because i decided that your robot needed a name)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha well he's th' tin man now ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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spadiekitchenqueen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is actually really sad...
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye thank ye kindly fer enjoyin' me work ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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FreakshowAutrael Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lovely you have amazed me again
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Glad t' know that friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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A-Dawg13 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
This... is dark... but interesting...
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Course, tis often dark around these parts x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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A-Dawg13 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Indeed...
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SEwing0109 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No audio?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Not fer this one, I didn't have the right voice for it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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SEwing0109 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Darn.
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emotheferret Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Feels.... so... many... *explodes from them*
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
There there, don't explode too much x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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emotheferret Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
>W< Still, saddest poem ever.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha thank ye kindly fer enjoyin' it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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emotheferret Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No prob. :3
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DRAG0NBLADE Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;u; The feels!!! Oh, so many feels.
A truly brilliant piece of writing, well done.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye, I know that feel eh? x'3

Thank ye kindly fer enjoyin' ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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poetryfreak15 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
this is interesting....
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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poetryfreak15 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
You're welcome :)
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DigitalUnicorn Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait is the master dead?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Well with maggots droppin' from his body I'd assume so x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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DigitalUnicorn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... Well I just had to make sure X3
That was an amazing poem, by the way.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
haha thank you friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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DigitalUnicorn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :)
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Russianbear09 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It be beautiful captain! A fine poem!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly m'friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Yukidaruma1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Brilliant piece!!
dunno why but kinda reminded me of Astro boy the Japanese old school version for some reason
and the imagery is tragic and so beautiful
really amazing i love it
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly, although I think it would be even sadder if it happened t' astro boy. That said I'm more of a megaman fan x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Forsaken-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I think I broke the :+fav: button! Great stuff as always ^_^
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
LOL thank ye kindly m'dear ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Perianth5 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Am I the only one that's crying?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
No, I think quite a few people got some nice feels :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Perianth5 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Good. :3
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Kagehahen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Even in death the poor creature is being tortured.  There'd be a celebration in the abusive master's death - if someone would just find the poor creature and rescue him/her. And I wish this was just a made up  poem, but it reminds me of so many abused spouses.  The creature is so sweet - it didn't deserve this treatment - which makes me feel all the worse for them...
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Indeed, it can be related t' a great many things I'd say ^^

Thank ye fer enjoyin' me work :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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