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Chasing Shadows of You...

No matter the years that pass me by,

It seems I am forever trapped.

For when it comes to deceiving myself,

I'm afraid I'm rather apt.

In the end the truth which I sought to avoid, is now knocking at my door...

A rabid rat that chews at me; one I can't ignore.

And though I might have grown this body, from the lonely years I've seen.

I'm afraid I can only chase the shadow, of my dearest Angeline.

- Chen Yuan Wen, 14th January 2012
Just a little something for Valentine's day.

I should probably say though that Angeline is a fictional character and is just there to fit the rhyme. After all my girl would kill me if I was writing for another girl xD. Bwahaha, enjoy the romance you lovely people. V-day rules...except for the unloved...

.___. It's okay, I will lub you <3

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

If you like my work and want to support me. Come buy my e-book or check out my journal campaign:

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SPREAD THE WORD CAMPAIGN 13/02/13

SPREAD THE WORD

The Word of Chen \(*w*)/

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News Section:

Ladies and gentlemen, pirates and pirettes, Today marks the beginning of my new Spread the Word Campaign for 2013. Essentially, I plan for it to be a year long event and it will be focused around the concept of 'cross-marketing'. In other words, 'you scratch my back and I scratch yours'. How will it work? Read on and find out :3. ------------------------------------------

SPREAD THE WORD!

...The Word of Chen... Okay, so the first part of this campaign is clearly to spread the Word of Chen. What does that mean? It means I need to get my DA account out there and the best way for me to tackle this is with the help of the public. What do you have to do? Simple. Get 1 new person to watch me. All you need is 1. If you want to get more, save them for other days. All you have to do, is send me a note telling me who the new


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:iconmichel-le-fou:
Chen, you are delving among the ranks of those poets I havecritiqued who love the short form to the traditional. I do admit that your skill has not altered. The aptitude for rhyme and meter remain, and the glibness and choice of diction are still evident. My oinly tiff with short podetry is that I haveless to work with when I critique.
Suffice't to say that a true poet, like us, can handle any length and style and guaranmtee our effects.I have enjoyed this effort as much as the previous ones and they are your trademark in the craft. Cheers for another master work.


Shall I come onboard?
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WolfQueen013 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
interesting, somehow reminds me of Poe, good job
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly ^^ Glad to be compared to him :3

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Jae10 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely :heart::heart::heart:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying it ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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fooxd Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Interesting :3

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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TwinAgateDragons Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is quite stirring. Well done!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying it ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Aizenhaim Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   General Artist
Click if you dare [link]
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Clicked, image was too small to cause shock =P

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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M-A-L-beast Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is, in a most true sense, beautiful, great job~
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you for reading and enjoying it ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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unde2aker Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
it almost has a poe tone to it
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
That's what many have said for some strange reason xD. I'm flattered and I thank you ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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unde2aker Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
you're welcom
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Oraclespeaker Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Ooooh this is so good! But it is very sad...... I like it :D I love your language choice in this too.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly for enjoying it ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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passionatepremise Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful, dear - just beautiful-! :iconclapplz: <3
Such a lovely read for Valentine's Day! :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Glad to have done it my dear friend ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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passionatepremise Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
:huggle:
And I'm glad to have read it. :)
Are you making more like these?
I'd love to read more! *goes off to read more* XD
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angelgirlartist Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was kinda expecting to see "Annabel Lee" at the end, xD. But lovely poem never the less.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Why Annabel Lee? xD

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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angelgirlartist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably because I just got finished reading Poe's poems in my "Three Centuries of America Poetry" book
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7Demented Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying it ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is very cute, and beautiful. I love the structure of it
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks for enjoying it my dear friend ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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summerday27 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It sorta sounds like, how you can chase after someone, for so long but never get them. Still beautiful, none the less :heart:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Agreed, it's very sad how it happens :/

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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summerday27 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah :/ But at least we can get beautiful poetry out of it. :shrug:
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:iconshadowsofimmortality:
XD Love it, wish it was longer though...
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Kahaha, I might have made it longer but I felt it best to keep it sweet ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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dragonofyang Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done. ^^
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying it ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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:iconpsycho-ferret-killer:
I really like the use of the image of the rat in this piece it really drives it home for me. It brings in a really deep expression of complete desperation. I love the ending as well it really gives it a personal touch. Well done :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying it my friend :3 I hope you'll enjoy more of my works :3

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Zephyras-Lied Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the poem! I have a few interpretations. One is the narrator never got to fess up to Angeline, and she's now either dead or taken, thus making him heartbroken. Another is, Angeline doesn't really notice the narrator, which causes him to stalk her. Anyway, the imagery and language was amazing as always. Keep up the awesome work!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Bwahaha xD Interesting interpretations my friend ^^ Glad you liked it :3

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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LestatReincarnation Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
love it!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
My thanks for enjoying it ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Jimbobinator Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
:( sad poem...

how do you write on deviantart? Is it a journal or what? I dont get it...
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
When you click submit, there is a Add Text Button, use that ^^ Or make a PDF document :3

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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:iconrainpathlovesartemis:
This is so sweet, and sad. THe perfect mix for Valentine's Day. A Day of tears for all. Either of joy or sadness.
I love your POetry! Your the only poet I can read, I dislike reading poetry, except when it's yours. It always says the right thing. :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying it ^^ I'm glad you like mine exclusively :3

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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:iconrainpathlovesartemis:
it takes so much passion to write stuff that deep. It's just, amazing.
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AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Writer
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Wow, Poe's got your heart in a vice, doesn't he?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Writer
? really? I didn't know Poe did romance pieces O_O

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Writer
I was comparing him the more sullen sentences in the work, Captain.
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