FireThe fire rises from the pit,Fire3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My cry echoes from the deep,
How will this be the way?
When all I see is an endless abyss?
I call out and cry your name,
But all I feel is fear and regret,
I should have held your hand,
But all you did was turn me in.
I cry out as I watch the flame,
Rising higher and higher,
Closer to my end.
I whisper now to a god I knew,
Praying for salvation,
But all I know is that you left me,
Dangling me by a thread of love,
That was barely there in your heart.
The fires burn as they touch my feet,
All I can do is cry,
As the fires of the abyss consume me
SANGUINE Prologue + Chapter 1 - 1SANGUINESANGUINE Prologue + Chapter 1 - 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A light novel by Chen Yuan Wen
BY WHICH MEASURE do we seek to judge the morally justified and the morally corrupt? Who becomes the saviour of the story and who becomes the villainous wretch? It is a question that is easily answered, even if the answer might seem distasteful: for it is the victor, in any situation, who will marked as a hero. They will always be justified, regardless of their actions, and any misbehaviour will simply be explained away as a part of their natural function. In the end, it matters not how many lives were sacrificed; nor does it matter how many women or children were slain. This is simply passed off as the price of victory, a collateral damage to which no one is held accountable. The defeated will be forgotten, whilst the victor basks in the glory and support of both the heavens and the earth. It is an illusion, a bias that we implant in ourselves; it is a heuristic idea that helps us recognise the alpha figure o
Sweet Little AngelsSweet Little Angels:Sweet Little Angels3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You always loved them and cared for them deeply
They were the joy of your life and you held them close.
Until one day, sadly, they were taken from you
and your heart was torn by the pain and grief...
But remember always, that they will watch over you
though you might not feel them presently
You can hear their whispers when the wind is blowing
and you can feel their warmth on the lonely nights
They will always remain in your memories
For that is where you keep a part of them
A loving part that will never fade
Therefore, do not think of them as being 'gone'
Instead take heart in the fact that they are waiting
So that one day, you might both embrace each other once more...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 6th June 2012
Happy MemoriesHappy Memories:Happy Memories3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We live in moments
Recorded as memories
Happy in the past
-Chen Yuan Wen, 9th April 2012
DelusionDelusion:Delusion3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You've covered yourself with blankets
Like you're hiding from the bogey man.
You're so enraptured with your own ego
That you reject the helping hand!
You twisted what was a friendly gesture
And called it your very right.
Now it's time for you to fade away
Into the bitter cold of night.
I'm about to show you reality
So stay tuned and watch me work.
I'll paint you a vivid picture
That'll give your heart a jerk...
See you thought you should be top side;
Basking in the morning glory
But you're sitting in a filthy sewer
This is your fucking story.
When first you stepped upon the crowds;
Like a sea of angry sharks
They rose upon a swelling wave
And sent you somewhere dark.
Bleeding, chopped and mutilated
Hung like a chunk of rotting meat...
Just give up on your diginity
And accept your own defeat.
"You look so beautiful, when you're crying..."
-Chen Yuan Wen, 16th April 2012
No Meaning, Just FeelingNo Meaning, Just Feeling:No Meaning, Just Feeling3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's all just words across the page
You put them together in an angry rage.
You wanted to get these feelings out
But writing's not what this is about...
You're tired of expressing
How you think you feel.
You'd rather just scream
At least it's real....
No sense or logic
Just raw emotion.
Like the churning waves
Of a sleeping ocean.
Destroy the structure
Of all you say.
Take away the illusions
They get in the way...
Just say what you think
And you might go free.
But maybe this isn't how it's supposed to be...
"Is it really not possible, to scream through words?"
-Chen Yuan Wen, 21st April 2012
Child PreyChild Prey:Child Prey3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He sat in his corner
Like a cold winter horror
The child that has turned out this way...
As a boy he was painted
By your lies he was tainted
Now in the devil's grip he'll stay...
Though you plead as you might
You've caused your own plight
I'm afraid that you die tonight...
It's a pitiful sight
When things are set right
For only in death can you see this light...
"Now then, move along sir, I've got other souls to welcome to hell..."
-Chen Yuan Wen, 14th April 2012
Hey DadHey Dad:Hey Dad3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
What use is there in the words you say
I'm just the one that you hate today.
Your job is bad and you're utterly blue
But did you know that I used to love you too?
Everytime we're home it's all the same
It's like you don't even know my name.
Who am I to you; daughter or son?
Or do you just treat me like everyone.
I used to think that we had a life
But now your words are just like a knife.
Since when did praise and pride turn bad
Why can't we have what we once had?
I'm tired of silence and living this way
I'd like to wake up happy someday...
I dream at night of those better times
When your eyes for me, they used to to shine.
"Dad, I miss you..."
-Chen Yuan Wen, 20th April 2012
The Assumption PoemThe Assumption Poem:The Assumption Poem3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
There once was a pirate whose name was Big Brock
He was a young lad with a really big-
Gun and he tried to hold up this young lass!
He bent her right over and swiped her sweet-
Chain that she kept in her pocket out front
He took it and ran while he called her a-
Fool for keeping something nice on her dress
He ran to a bar and squeezed one young maid's-
Hand when he asked her to go out on a date
Before the big night he would go master-
Swordsmanship skills and a punch that was slick
Maybe later she would go suck on his-
Plant that was filled with some rum by the door
He smiled when she arrived for she looked like a-
Pretty young lass who was ready for love
If you thought this was dirty you can go **** yourself!
"The last word was 'love' :3"
-Chen Yuan Wen, 14th April 2012
Gangsta PiratesGangsta Pirates:Gangsta Pirates3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Come here and sit tight, I'll tell you bout the pirating life
It's like we're living on the edge gun-pointed and knife!
See the killer crews stabbin'; the looters start grabbin'
All the little gubbins and bits, the girls are nabbin'!
Rollin' through the seas in a ship that is black,
You asked me for my cannons but you saw I was stacked!
Forty-two, I got em on the prows and sides,
We be the pirates rollin' with the heat on our ride.
Like a tippin' iceberg yeah our crew is tight.
We raidin' merchant ships deep in the dead of the night.
See I'm a ghost-like killer, soul to the swiller,
To think I would have been the son of a miller.
No grains in my coach, just treasure that's fat.
I got me ten trunks full and a chest in the back.
Now we headin' to the seas cause we bury it right?
Ya ain't gonna find where we it put it aight!
No maps, no clues,
We don't touch the booze.
You won't find my treasure
Cause I ain't gonna lose...
"Now then, which ye scurvy dogs remembe
What is Love?What is Love?:What is Love?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What is love but a simple impulse
An electrical signal that comes from the brain.
What is love but a debilitating sickness
It weakens us utterly from the waves of pain.
To what do we owe the pleasure of love
Does it come from a matter of personal taste?
To what do we owe the pain of love
As though all of our efforts are put to waste...
Why do we seek to fall in love
Is it because we fear a death alone?
Or perhaps there is a darker reason
One for which we need to atone...
Rationalise carefully, your reason for love
Perhaps the truth is deeper than you think.
Is your partner a genuine object of affection
Or simply a piece of the missing link?
Love can be a wonderous anchor
It brings us down to the safety of sanity
But abuse it once, and you will suffer
Such is the gift of humanity...
"Yet even with these weighty words, I am still a slave to love..."
-Chen Yuan Wen, 25th April 2012
The Hospital's MercyWelcome home,The Hospital's Mercy3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
from the hospital
now the problems start up again
thank you so much.
it's times like these I wonder
if there really is a god.
The hospital was awful.
a video camera
in a small room.
I felt so trapped
I wanted to cut and die
all at the same time.
The ambulance ride was silent,
with little bumps
here and there.
the heavy metal buckle,
weighed on my stomach.
I just wanted to jump out,
end all of it.
my twisted mind.
walking into the inpatient hospital,
If only I didn't feel this way,
everything would be different.
I remember the bottles of pills,
back at home.
I'm about to be admitted to a mental hospital.
I'm supposed to be better than this.
I walked in the door,
and took a seat at the chair in the corner.
had stains all over it.
the walls had chipped plaster,
a metal wall showing.
I just want to sleep,
and never wake up.
Even Angels Need A Helping HandEvery human that will walk this earthEven Angels Need A Helping Hand3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Has a purpose and has a worth
From birth to grave, from life to death
Until they breathe their very last breath
Their path is laid out before them
Some are destined to help others
To act as parents, sisters and brothers
To bring light into a vast sea of darkness
Working to the bone and never less
Others might be tasked to sit on the sidelines
Waiting and watching for tell-tale signs
Helping without face-to-face interaction
Discerning what help to give from other's actions
Then there are the Angels, the light givers
Their love all-encompassing like a grand river
It is their nature to help all those that seek it
To be there for all and to never ever omit
These Angels themselves have seen Hell
And in their hearts, darkness does dwell
Yet, they take the pain of who comes to them
And never once do they condemn
Sometimes even Angel need a guiding hand
Is it my turn yet?I know the thought of seeing you some dayIs it my turn yet?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Might be, to some, a bit too cliché
But I know that when I finally find you
You're the only one I'll ever look to
One day, maybe soon, you'll take my hand
And take me on a long walk in the sand
And then we'll go dancing in the rain
Then you'll take me and kiss away my pain
You'll ensure that I have nothing to fear
I will be known to you as honey or dear
Someday, our paths shall run together
With you, there is nothing I cannot weather
They say everybody falls in love someday.
Is it my turn yet?
The Secret GardenThe Secret Garden:The Secret Garden3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To those who are waiting in the silent shadows;
To the sisters I've been trying so hard to find.
It is time we came together as one
For here we shall leave the past behind...
In this secret garden, my voice is clear
Soft and gentle like the flowing wind.
Yet here I am; a dirty spirit
A simple soul that sinned...
Gathered in silence, bearing cowls of night
You've come like moths, to a burning light.
These lovely witchlings, so tender and lush
Soon I will give you, a blessed blush...
Take my marking into your flesh
And bear the stigma of our ancient creed...
Tonight you feast in my humble honour
For in your bellies I have planted seed.
Soon it will grow and begin to mature
You will feel it breathing inside your heart.
The gift to change this wretched world;
But first it must be torn apart...
"I am Chaos and I am sin..."
-Chen Yuan Wen, 26th April 2012
Bullying: Another Life is StolenMaking others feel worthless is what you do bestBullying: Another Life is Stolen3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Then you go and claim it was all a joke, a mere jest
But your words mean more than you comprehend
Your words can lose somebody their dearest friend
Your jokes have taken another young life away
Now the day is bleak and a cruel shade of grey
Know that to obtain your one little power trip
Your victim will feel as if they are being whipped
So the next time you feel the urge to tease or play
Be sure to always remember what happened this day
Your torment stole a family member and friend
And for the family, there will seem to be no end
Stop the bullying before another young life is stolen from us
SingTender voice sing to me,Sing3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hold me close and told me so,
That I know I'm close to home.
Tell me now that I'm safe,
Even if this life is fake.
Sing to me and tell me now,
How far this life has come,
That I can say for now,
"I know that I am alive and well."
The voice tells me truth,
When you say how false it is,
Cause I can see how true it is,
That you are not who you are.
The truth is before me,
I know that it will set me free.
WonSing the whisper of my name,Won3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sing how one could be tamed.
Tell how this song sounds,
When everything is bound.
They said it could not be done,
I proved them wrong for I have won!
Better than a Fairy TaleMy prince wraps his arms round my waistBetter than a Fairy Tale3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
All the thoughts from before shall be erased
He twirls me around so my feet don' touch the floor
We swirl along until he guides me out the door
We dance out in the night, beneath the beautiful sky
We dance and laugh and you never make me cry
And you're presence alone chases away my nightmares
And all my problems, you selflessly bear
You tell me I'm beautiful and I finally believe you
And then you kiss me and I know that you're true
Our love is a very rare thing
You finally gave me my wings
You're better than any fairy tale
A Parody of RomanceA Parody of Romance:A Parody of Romance3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Often I see a number of poets
Who speak of love as an ephemeral thing
An ethereal problem, that lasts for a moment
And yet it leaves a sting...
Boring! I say, there is no fun in that
I need to create a different feel
So let me offer you a parody, my love-sick friend
Of the love that you thought was real:
-switch accents here to a standard african american rapper-
See, the thing I love about a girl
Is when she got a booty shinin' like a blindin' pearl
All the flash gear she wearin' just accentuate
And her rack make all the girlies wanna hate
She sway into the club and now she drop it low
She got my pants in a knot and I wanna know
How to get her number with a couple drinks
Take her back my place when she gettin' pink
Let me try and tell you how I love all her curves
And the way that she move when she makin' love
Man her voice is the best when she whisperin'
Got a rap from Wayne playin' on the wing
See that's the kind of the booty that I love and
What You Can't RememberWhat You Can't Remember:What You Can't Remember3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You know that something's wrong inside
But you will try to hide it.
Far away from prying eyes;
You say you don't remember...
What is this memory inside.
You feel like you've forgotten.
A part of you decides;
To say you don't remember...
How long will you deny
The bitter truth behind it.
The day you lost yourself;
But now you can't remember...
When first you took away the mask
And looked back at the mirror.
You thought you saw another man;
But you simply don't remember...
The times when you were not yourself
When you forced yourself upon her.
It was a day like this;
But now you won't remember...
The past is locked away for good;
Now hide it with a key.
Smile and carry on in life;
In time you won't remember...
"It's easy to forget a monster..."
-Chen Yuan Wen, 10th April 2012
VictoryOh tender voice,Victory3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sing unto me,
Say how you know me and care for me.
Say that you know how things could have been,
And the way things would be,
Here I am to be alone,
Trying my hardest to atone.
Do not weep over this day,
For I did not fall away.
I will lift my head knowing my sins,
Battling this fight I must always win!
Keep Going"Smile Through the Pain"Keep Going3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can you see it? I am happy-I am alive
Can you see it? The scars of a thousand words
I am still going
I have been brought down
But for some reason the one thing I am sure I can do
Through the tears, through the agony
Because one thing is real
And I am no longer letting YOU take it away from me