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Whispers of the Mad:

Your lips remain painted with the scars of torment
Carved so as to split with every word of speech
The glass that slices through your softened flesh
Bears the marking we know as 'Vinashuka'

And now he lies beneath the falling sand
Drowning in a world that is sinking away
Though his feet will seek the stability of ground
He finds himself caught by 'Vinashuka'

A disturbing word that rings hollow at best
For it carries the tone of a tainted solitude
A heart that has been corrupted by physical pain
Can only scream 'Vinashuka!'

How does a man know when he has gone insane?
To descend into a world where logic is naught
A moon that carries the colour of blood
Shall paint my skin with 'Vinashuka'

I have lost all sense of meaning in this place
There is no where else for my soul to flee
Caught within the whispers of delusory madness
I can only repeat Vinashuka...

-Chen Yuan Wen, 13th July 2012
Fave it if you enjoyed it ^^:

Author's Comment:

This is the second piece for RANDOM WEEK.

Since no two pieces can have the same theme, I decided that humor was done yesterday and therefore the opposite of that would be something deliciously morbid. So I went with a rewrite of one of my older works 'Vinashuka'

The word itself was just something I thought up (though apparently it does have a meaning in...Swahilli i think? Oh well)

Enjoy the darkness!

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

Other Poems by Me:
A Parody of Romance - [link]
In Service to Morgana - [link]
She Waits For Me - [link]
Barely Breathing - [link]

Other Prose by Me:
Sanguine Chapter 1 - Release 4 - [link]
Pirate: The Legend of Chenbeard, Chapter 1 - Release 1 - [link]
Mercenary Chapter 1 - Release 1 - [link]
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TiaVon Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has been featured here. :heart:
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what does Vinashuka mean
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WordOfChen Feb 5, 2013  Professional Writer
Just a made up word ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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deathdog394 Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very good:-)
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TheHappy3 Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It means 'falling'.
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H-A-Cooke Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You may want to find out what that meaning is. In case you've used it in the wrong context. That could change the whole meaning of your poem.
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OpheliaRosenblut Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It has a really nice melody.
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Felixuta Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautifully written :aww:
I have enjoyed it a lot :)
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Argentum-Lupae-Luna Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent, love. You satisfied my love for insanity, blood, and dark themes in general.
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