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Once I happened upon a callow young lass,
Who apparently thought that it was cool to be crass.
And she turned her tongue upon the profession of writing;
Apparently she felt that it was in need of a smiting.

Though her raving and ranting made very little sense,
She seemed to be taking a rather harsh stance.
Apparently her pain was too great to be understood,
Far beyond the comprehension of this man from the hood.

So I stood there in swagger, clad in my bling.
While she behaved like 'Moon-Moon', in search of a thing.
She spouted some nonsense, some far fetched line,
About never idolizing the keen writer's mind...

...Aaaaaalrighty then,

If that is the case, then why ape my technique?
Why submit to several galleries; is your brain on the leak?
You are writing to be seen; you seek attention as I do,
What are we if not performers, is that not true?

Did you believe that you could use your past as a shield?
It counts, I'm afraid, for nothing, I feel;
For you see, I'm a killer, as bold as I dare,
I care not if you scream or if you tear out your hair.

And if you are offended, I'm sorry I swear.
I was under the impression that your soul was bare...

...Now if you please my dear, it's quiet time I beg,
Or should I quoteth the Griffon and say, "Shut up Meg."

-Chen Yuan Wen, 24th July 2013
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Author's Comment:

*Clears throat* Ahem,

*British accent initializing*

Greetings my fellows,

I am rarely one to bother about most things during the day, I often have too much on my plate. Unfortunately though, something did catch my attention. There was this - human-like thing - that posted some poem about how writing is the equivalent of chris-brown beating on Rihanna and then there was something else about themselves and several lines that have been so commonly used in self-mutilation poems that I didn't even bother to read further.

To be frank, I was left with a wonder. If indeed they believed that writers should not be idolized and went so far as to dedicate an entire poem to the quote: "Never be a writer", then why were they writing in the first place? In fact, let's go further. They even adopted my technique of submitting works to multiple online galleries. They were close to 300 in fact. This particular technique is done in order to gain the maximum amount of exposure per piece.

Now, if we analyze these facts, we come to a contradiction: A poem about never being a writer, was being submitted to multiple groups that accepted writing and was therefore gaining attention for being against the very artform in which it was submitted.

Wot m8? (.3.)

Pardon my surprise, but this left me feeling rather astonished. I went through the comments and many seemed to disagree with the point of view expressed in the poem. They were still kind enough to separate opinion and technique and most likely favourited the work for being artistic, but disagreed with it based on the themes expressed. This is a common and good practice within the community, since an individual shouldn't be wholly judged on their opinion.

What I didn't like however was the fact that there was an 'attack dog' throughout the whole thing biting at jugulars because people disagreed. I saw no attempt to stop this individual being made. To be frank though, even that could be forgiven, since an artist cannot control who posts on their work.

Still, it left me feeling as though my honour had been ruffled. I know of many writers who treat the written word as a form of therapy. Through it we exercise our emotions and thoughts. One individual even expressed that writing has saved her, I can relate to that. To me, writing has been the medium that has assisted me in coming to terms with the violent Chen that dwells beneath the surface. I would still be an ill-mannered and besotted half-man if not for the world of writing. Here I can channel my constant explosions of rage into my works. It keeps the worst of the flak off my partners, family and friends (all of whom have been exceedingly patient with me). I am someone who has trouble controlling his emotions. They surge within me like a whirling riptide, eagerly crashing upon the shores of my mind and drawing more and more of it into the depths.

When I get these surges, I sit and put pen to paper. If something forms, it is healing. If nothing forms, I get to exercise the emotion and carry on with my day.

This to me is what writing represents and if you've read this far I thank you.

Writing is a wonderful and sacred art and it is not wrong for us to choose this profession. Indeed one SHOULD idolize the writers, for we create the worlds that the animators bring to life. Almost everything starts as an innocuous script, sitting on the project manager's desk. This holds true for movies, games, anime, manga, everything.

Ahem, but that's enough intelligence from me. *Pirate mode on*

In any case, I hope ye've enjoyed this 'ere humourous piece. This is pretty much how ye give someone a proper poetic smack as it were. It's all good humour, not meant t' offend anyone. As such there are no names and no relations t' any real individuals x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

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talapinka Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This... is... AMAZING!
BigBruder Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I believe Socks have been knocked off, if that is valid for someone such as you, me or anyone who can comprehend such clever sarcasm. In other words, this is fantabulistical!!!!!
Vlairebelle Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I would very much like to use this on a girl i know who thinks its fun to preach about her perfection while being a nasty, heartless person.
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Feel free to do so, it was made for that purpose ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
aliasxneo3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So I'm sitting here in sixth period multi media giggling like a deranged school girl. You, Sir, hav made my day. Thank you kindly.
SyGuy2013 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have not yet read this, but I am faving it so that I can clean out my envelope as it is in the thousands. I will read this when I can. If I like it, I will keep it faved, and let you know.
Jazzninja545 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful poem. Very clever and witty. I enjoyed it greatly :)
angel1118 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I fucking love this poem with a passion!!!!
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you mega kindly :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

crysanthemum963 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
And let the choir say...:iconhellyesplz:
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