Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

:iconwordofchen: More from WordOfChen

Featured in Collections

wordofchen by MatthewsLeoRose

Work of Chen by noorelven

New poems by BrutalBone

More from DeviantArt


Submitted on
July 15, 2012
File Size
1.4 KB


281 (who?)
Can You Accept Me?:

I'll admit I've done my share of things
Of which I know I can never be proud
And I've tried my best to be a better man;
But I guess I can't right now

The mistakes I've made are pretty clear to me
It's not like I can just wipe a 'tat'
The symbols that go all around my body;
And the numbers on my back...

They're all reminders of who I used to be
What I used to do and how I used to live
But that man just isn't me anymore;
And I need a chance that only you can give

I guess what I really want to say is that:
I'm trying my hardest to change for better
And I need to know that you can forgive me
And so I'm sending you this letter

If it gets to you, then let me know
Reply to me and tell me clear
Can we still be a family?
Can I hope to have you near?

We've been through hell and I know I've done wrong
I never should have stayed just an angry kid
And now that we have one of our own;
I think I know that I need to quit

So please just give me a second chance
Just one more shot to be a real dad
I hope you can give me another try
And let me wash away my bad...

-Chen Yuan Wen, 15th July 2012
Fave it if you enjoyed it ^^:

Author's Comment:

Third Release for Random Week, Final Release tomorrow.

I believe that I really struggled with the idea of romance before, because I always thought of it in a very linear way. Boy x Girl

But if you take one step to go beyond that and think about what romance is at its core. It's really just about that feeling of love and joy in being with another person. They may not be perfect, but you do love them very much.

Hence, I wanted to put a little bit of a street spin on it. I didn't want it to be a perfect disney land prince loves princess kind of thing. Nah, I wanted it to feel real. To me, the streets were always real and so I decided to bring out this piece instead. While its common to see poems about 'This is how much I love him/her'. That's boring and paper cut, there are thousands like that out there. I wanted to do something a little different.

Now, me personally I should probably say that I've never been involved with gangs or anything like that, but I do have friends who were and I remember how we lost contact and all the stuff that they went through so I tried to put some of that in tonight's piece.

As far as romance goes, it's a start and I'm glad to finally be making headway on becoming a master Word Bender.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

Other Poems by Me:
Whispers of the Mad - [link]
A Parody of Romance - [link]
In Service to Morgana - [link]
She Waits For Me - [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]
Add a Comment:
lolnyny Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
wonderful! sad...
dragonofyang Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely. :heart:
I love the spin you put on it. It's interesting to read something that isn't just the typical roses and chocolate stuff.
noorelven Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Intense, moving, touching, deep and very sincere!

a definite fave ..!!!!
TwiUnderSeeker Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
This is Great. Amazing Job.
sen22 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sad, but very good.
Mossstar10 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's amazing, as usual, but so... sad D:
SamiKitty14 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
kind of sad sounding, though still an amazing piece. Great work ^.^
George551 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Heyo, I have featured this in an art feature thing I was advised to do...also there's a video of pikachu on acid which in itself is a good reason to click the link [link]
:) :) :)
crysanthemum963 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
This does seem very real, great job :).
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much for enjoying it. Just wanted to bring out the real ^^

Add a Comment: