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Deceptive:

Little butterfly,
Tempting with beautiful wings;
Poisons quickly.




-Chen Yuan Wen, 4th January 2013
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Author's Comment:

Alrighty so, I was thinkin' of somethin' t' write t'night, but with me mind focused on the e-book, good poetry just isn't comin' out.

However I figured this would be th' right time t' experiment with my newly invented technique t' combat writing slumps.

First of, when ye in a slump, it's cause yer brain is overheated. Like a clogged pipe things aren't flowing through. The only way to clean it out is blast through the blockage by writing like crazy. However if ye write long works, ye'll only go crazier.

The solution?

Write shorter poems, haikus, whatever you can get flowing in the shortest time possible. For me, I like haikus and I rarely get the chance to do them. Now I think I'll play around t' me heart's content.

One thing to note though is that the last line is 4 syllables instead of 5. Why? It simply sounded better with 4. Although the form for haikus is generally rigid, occasionally you can get a better result twisting the form ever so slightly. I want to try 6,8,6 and other numbers as well :3

By the way, credit for the fantastic image goes to

MorgueFiles: [link]

Of course I've edited it from the original as per the terms and conditions of use, but if you'd like to find great photos t' add t' yer art or to use as stock for FREE. Then MorgueFiles can help ye out ^^. They don't have a large selection, but they have a fair amount :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

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noorelven Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
hear hear !!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Writer
xD Thanks fer readin' :3

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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noorelven Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
welcome :D
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Acalanthide Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Very cool! I do kind of the same thing, except with smaller stories.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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AshitaUchiha Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Niiiice.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye so kindly fer that ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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AshitaUchiha Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
No prob! :D
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AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Writer
Simple, but effective. Just reading those three lines reminds of Yami, the king of eternal darkness from Okami. In the game, Okami's true form is actually a seal, symbolizing that evil can come from the smallest of souls, and this poem only exemplifies that notion.

It's such an inconvenient truth, isn't it?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Well I admit I never expected such a connection, being that I never heard o' any o' those, but if ye say it be so; then I'm happy. Simply means me work reached out in a unique way ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Writer
No problem, Cap'n. Now if you'll excuse me, I've gotta go get a soda. Guys gotta drink something, what with the rum always beings spirited away by those bloody ninja pirates.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Bwahaha xD

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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gotw3 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wait, my bad! You explained it in your description. Sorry! ;^u^ /bows
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
S'okay, I figured people would miss it ;3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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gotw3 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I like it a lot! c: However, I believe the syllable requirement for haikus is 5 7 5, and I think the last line has 4 syllables...? "Poi-sons-quick-ly." I still like it though! :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye it has 4 because I felt 4 just suited :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Frencifry Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Writer
Hah, this haiku makes my own personal attempts in the past seem like the works of a kindergartener. u_u

ANYWAY. Way to go, Chen!<3 Your talent, as always, is superb~
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Nay this haiku is like any other, I don't believe they can be judged because when yer limited t' 5 7 5, not a lot ye can do yah?

Anyway me dear Frenci, ME E-BOOK IS OUT :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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augumon05 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
pretty much a very good haiku, I remember having to write some for english class once. those were nice days, since they let us go outside to get inspiration.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye, I love Haikus fer a good relaxation.

Also, shameless pirate self-promotion here, E-BOOK BE OUT! :3

-Captain Chenbeard o' th' Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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augumon05 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
don't have an E-reader yet, but i should soon. So i might look for it.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
You don't need one xD, my work sells on all formats, just check the smashwords page to see what you do have and which format is best for you considering what you have ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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DannyOfX Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Cool :3
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye, thanks fer readin' eh? ^^

-Captain Chenbeard o' th' Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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DannyOfX Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Your welcome ^^
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faerismoka Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a nice poem! Your version of a haiku, I suppose?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Well technically it DO be a haiku, just that th' last line be 4 instead o' 5

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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faerismoka Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I noticed that. :) But it's still pretty cool, aye?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye indeed ^^ I love experimentin' with forms and changin' things :3 Anywho, hope ye don't mind but I'mma leave a little bit o' me self-promotion here:

T'would really help me out if ye visited me e-book's publication page and liked or shared it. If ye want t' sample it as well, ye can read the first 15% o' the book free.

Here be th' link (^_^)> [link]

Thank ye :iconfluttershyyayplz:

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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