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You'll never hear me say that there's glory in war.
It is ugly, it is painful, it is frightening...

But I know, in my heart;
Deep within this soul born of freedom.
That what I do, at times, is a necessity.

It is nerve-wracking, most days,
Knowing that when you wake up you may not make it home.

But still I am proud, 
Because of what I have managed to achieve.

And tonight; I hope that you're proud of me,
Because I'm sending a hundred of my boys home.

I just wish that I was joining them this time...











Want to hear the audio? (There's an extra at the end *3*) - snd.sc/15x62vh

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Tonight we have a commission by :iconlayaamaranthi: - She's an incredible writer and a wonderful person. She has ideas comin' out of her everything and if you haven't seen her yet. COME READ SOME!

Anyway, this piece I wrote tonight is about soldiers. They fight and they do their best for the man up top giving orders. They're just doing their job and occasionally people forget that. I hope this piece brings together some of the emotions that they face, knowing that they've done their duty. Even when it's the end.

And if you too would like your own commission done

:iconpointcommissionsask: - I am open for poetry and flash fiction. Just check my journal for the details ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Talicia23 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, this is so moving and touching. I love it
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HannahAlmare Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
This poem's really moving and emotional...

I'm so glad no one in my family is in the army now, but my great-great-grandfather died in WWI, in Turkey... And I now quite a few soldiers...
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GhostOfTheEmptyGrave Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Why is there war?...
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ThatPinkWolf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Because people just can't work together
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GhostOfTheEmptyGrave Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Yeah.. :(
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Miyo-takinomi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you will probably never know how in love with this poem I am :iconsqueeeeplz:
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Talicia23 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Ikr! Me too
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Corentin196 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing piece of litterature that perfectly shows the paradox of a military man's feelings.
Instantly faved
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nofxmike06 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
paradox indeed.
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Cruel-Quillish Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your literature gets on the page so often now, and let me tell you, you DESERVE it.
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candygirl101010 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thats spine tingling
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013   Writer

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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye so kindly fer this ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013   Writer
Yer welcome, captain. :ahoy:
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ej73223 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful and thought-provoking. :hug:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye most kindly ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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gorgeouszombiegirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got a lot of friends in the military, and this poem is beautiful because I've heard so many of them say these kinds of things. In my opinion, a lot of them are very selfless people. :) Thanks for this!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Yer most welcome, I served two years meself so I can understand the feelings ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Jinxrose95 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Writer
Hug 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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texasaddletramp Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
luv this
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Glad ye did ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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StellaStarfish Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This one really speaks to me... It makes me feel sad and proud at the same time :) great job as always
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly m'friend x'D

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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V1ke0r Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   General Artist
wow, im actually touched by this
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly fer enjoyin' me work ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful. Things like this always hits home for me, because I have a very close friend who plans to join the army. I worry for him, but I'm so proud of him too. This poem shows the tough emotions that soldiers have, and should definitely make people appreciate them more. Thank you for writing something so beautiful :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye, I'm glad that ye enjoyed it m'friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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BladeBites Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, Captain, your work always hits home. Beautiful piece as usual. "heart:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
haha thank ye very kindly fer that :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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majestic-glory Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Just about every male in my family has had something to do with the millitary so to me, this is very meaningful. It's well written and illustrates the point well in a short attention grabbing way.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly fer enjoyin' me work friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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fuzzball-lemur Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
My husband is a Grunt in the Marine Corps... This poem has gotten me where I am most vulnerable... It's filled with suppressed intense emotion. And that emotion iiiis usually released by these guys when they get too rowdy and start yelling their "Get Some!" or "Semper Fi! KILL! HOORAH!" haha you hear that stuff a lot... Thank you for writing it. The bonus ending in the audio version is sure to make the unsuspecting Marine or their spouse happy haha ^_^
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha, it's a classic line fer sure ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Forsaken-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
I love this mainly because it reminds me of Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen (a classic in my opinion); short and to the point, but packing enough punch to make anyone question war, its motives and to make them cry.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly, I'm glad ye enjoyed it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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angelgirlartist Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*claps* Great job
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
My thanks ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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JessiE-A Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I rather wonder if this is how my brother feels? He won't say much, but when the anthem starts to play a spark lights up his eyes, and his smile turns a little grim.

Thank you for writing this, Captain!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Perhaps all soldiers feel that way, anywho, yer welcome lass 

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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cougashika Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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SaintOfAnger Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Writer
You, my good friend have a way of words.  If you were seeking to strike an emotional chord, you hit one. 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Always glad t' know I reached th' heart :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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RebeccaMArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
It's so sad, but beautiful 0.o
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