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– Ponies with Sonata Arctica

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Prisoner in the Mountain

    Can you hear the music and laughter, as everyone has gathered to your wedding?

Can you see them dance as they celebrate your brightest day?
    Can you hear them cheer, when you're dancing with your loved one?

      A beautiful bride for the gallant groom,

        Can you feel the happiness beating inside your heart?

        No, you cannot.

      For this is only a dream…

"Wake up."

a) A Bride without a Wedding

Opened my eyes, but no world unfolds
Am I blind, where are all the lights gone
Underneath I feel the floor made of cold stone
You wench, what a pathetic prey…

There was a wedding I was attending
We prepared for dancing, for joy and wish fulfilled
How am I here now, I don't understand

Were you to live happily ever after?
Too bad.
Alas poor, you won't get your sappy dreams,
Your fairytale ending's ripped off its bones!

Inside the mountain am I all alone…?
The emerald mirrors with a face that isn't me
Welcome to your cell, you won't leave this place soon…

Where you're hiding from me?
Nowhere you could find me.
Where you've left me and why?
Nowhere you could be found;
You brought this for yourself,
It was set on your infancy.

Why'd you do this to me?
(For) reasons you couldn't see.
You don't make any sense.
So it may seem to you.
You won't get away with this.
Yet I stand triumphant.

b) Princess and the Witch

Hollow laughter in cave…
Constant echo in ears…
Grasp to what you are,
Your mind's a bastion afield:

Shining one, my husband-to-be,
Since those days we had, I dreamed,
To walk down the aisle with him.
For none other I ever wished to love…
The bells for our happiest day,
Why would you take it away from me…?
Why would you do this to me?
When did I do anything to you?

Love is what brought you this ill fate,
Your lovely groom will soon belong to me!
As you're trapped and will rot,
No one knows to search you.
No one hears where you are,
Just forget what you were,
Just accept your cell,
You are free to cry,
Just lay down and die…

c) Prisoner and the Voice

I won't yield to my fate.
It's useless to act brave.
Someone can still find me,
Or I'll find a way out.
You are a fool,
And fools are just a tool for me…


…It'll be beautiful,
I have never been a bride.
Would you know what it's like?
No, of course not…

You won't get away with this.
But I already have…


…It'll be beautiful,
What my groom might be like?
What he might
taste like?
You dare even think…
How would you make me pay?
Your threats are powerless…


…Are you claustrophobic?
Do you miss seeing sunlight?

Shut up, just shut your mouth!
You don't get into me…
If you still wish to fight fate,
Go ahead…

d) How many days later

I still do not understand
Why did you do this to me?
Whatever I did to deserve this… (I'm sorry…)
None of your hollow pleads will help you…
… please, let me go…

The hunger gnaws me,
How long have I been here inside,
Within gaze of the emerald eyes?
I can barely move, it's getting so cold,
I must get out before it's too late.

Anyone, can you hear me…
Please, if you can hear me…
I'm under the mountain…
Locked in the mountain…
Within the mountain, I…

I'm tired.

After the Cutie Mark poems, it’s finally time for some dark(ish) stuff again! New installation of The Canterlot Series, “Prisoner in the Mountain”. Inspired by Sonata Arctica’s delightful “Wildfire Part II: One with the Mountain”.
Probably my most pretentious musical-esque work thus far, a duet between the imprisoned Cadance and Chrysalis preparing for the wedding.
Not sure if narm or not. :iconrarityyunoplz: Wildfire II just is an awesome song and this sounded cool enough idea to go with it.

Also, I'm not too sure how late I am submitting CanterlotWedding stuff, but whatever. “Syöpäläisvaltiatar” and “Since the Days When I Was Small” were my obligatory post-episode works anyway; this and its pals needed their time. What was important to me was to get them out before the season three started, so I wouldn't really be beating the dead horse.
Chronologically this is actually second part, after Syöpäläisvaltiatar and before StDWIWS.
I had considered this as my other entry idea for #MLP-Literature’s contest back in June, but it came up rather late, I had already written the Amorphis one and I didn’t really want to rush this.

The Canterlot Series
Syöpäläisvaltiatar / Parasite Queen [link]
Prisoner in the Mountain you are here
Since the Days When I Was Small [link]
I Dreamed of Every Princess’ Dream [link]
The Clouds of Invasion [link]
By Your Side, Forever and Ever [link]

EDIT WHOA. This has passed 2100 views and 200 favs. It's legit, this is my most popular work evah. Thank you everyone :heart:

My Little Pony (c) :iconhasbroplz:
"Wildfire II" (c) Sonata Arctica, from the album “Stones Grow Her Name”. Written by Tony Kakko
Song is used as a soundtrack for the lyrical content in terms of tribute, homage, parody and ponies.
Thumbnail is ”Hope…?” [link] by :iconende26:

My MLP poetry, My Little Poems, can be found here [link]
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kkbro123 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
LOVED THIS!!! here, have a reading :3

Radoxeald Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks once again :iconpinkieishappyplz:
Hut2018 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Dude, this is pretty darn good. Reading it along with the song was perfect. I could practically feel the emotion haha
Radoxeald Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :iconfluttershyhappyplz: I'm glad you liked it.
StrangerInUsAll Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Dude, that was brilliant. Plus, another Sonata Arctica song to add to faves :D
Radoxeald Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks ^^ Remember to check out the Wildfire part III too, if you haven't already.
princesscelestia09 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Photographer
This Looks Like Me When I Have To Clean My room XD But This Pic Is Adorable! But I Fell Bad For Cadence!
Radoxeald Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The praise for the picture should go to *Ende26, who has made tons of wonderful art and let me use this pic as a thumbnail for my poem.
princesscelestia09 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Photographer
k ill praise him to
sorry i got to you so late
kakyuuspark Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very awsome :)
Radoxeald Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :D
AyameUsagi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That was beautiful!
Radoxeald Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :iconprincesscadanceplz:

(we need moar cadance plzes ^^')
AyameUsagi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!

(We kind of do.)
HarmaaGriffin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Omg, interesting how you match sweet ponies and sweet Sonata Arctica
Radoxeald Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sounded weird enough to work. :iconeheheplz: Thanks for favin'
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