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Letting Go of You:

You abandoned me in the past
without so much as a proper goodbye
One day you simply chose to walk out the door
and you never did come back...

I was angry then, hurting badly
I wondered if I was in some way inadequate
I wondered if you left because I am so easy to despise
and eventually my sorrow turned to anger

I wanted to become great
to show you that you made the wrong choice
to take my strength and throw it in your face
just so you would regret it

But then I saw how happy you were...

In the time we've been apart
You've made a new life for yourself
You've found someone who loves and treasures you
and upon seeing that, my anger faded...

Your smile, that which I fell in love with
is more radiant now than the morning sun
a gentle blush upon your fair cheeks
takes my breath away, just as it did so long ago

Of course, I  don't hold any hope for us to be friends
I don't think that it would be appropriate for me to come back
but perhaps one day, if I am famous enough
If I am allowed to perform upon a grand stage

Will you watch me dance for you, one last time?

-Chen Yuan Wen, 22nd September 2012
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Author's Comment:

My friends I am back!

And I noticed that so many relationship poems that talk about how the other party made a mistake, how they're all depressed, etc. etc.

Unfortunately, life has a much wider spectrum. There is an entire RANGE of emotions, not just being depressed.

What about the recovery? What about moving on?

This poem is ABOUT those feelings that we forget, the fact that depression isn't the end, rather you do move on and eventually you can smile. Do not wallow in despair, because the light returns at the next dawn ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

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Most people giving you advice, might take a quote from a book

Most people giving you advice, have never had a real look

So from someone who's been watching, let me lay my heart bare

I want to show you all the special things, about the girl for whom I care

She always does her very best, no matter how tough the task

Even when she's struggling, she puts on a brave mask

She's always trying to learn new things, just for a chance to make you proud

She can be a little bit quiet, but I think that's better than being loud

She's not the very best in sports, I know she can be kind of a klutz

But she smiles and goes on an
Oppa Pirate Style! Oppa Pirate Style:

Chen Chen Chen Chen, Chen is pirate style!
Chen Chen Chen Chen, Chen is pirate style!

Stick-on tattoos and a Captain's hat makes me a player
My pirate theme is 'Raining Blood' by a band that's known as Slayer
But let's realise the fact: I've got no beard, I'm just that cool
I'm like Monkey D. Luffy when I drown in a kiddie pool

Cause I'm a guy!
The type that sails along the seven seas, a pirate guy
With a black fedora hat I use to tease, a pirate guy
Got so much swag I cure the love disease, a pirate guy
I'm a pirate guy!

So heyo- Pretty ladies I need to know...I need to know
Would you get aboard my ship and dr
Aren't You Ashamed Yet? Aren't You Ashamed Yet?:

A Mask
Truly an object of mystique and mystery
A simple device, with a painted layer
That conceals a face of rotting worms

Oh, I'm sorry, was I supposed to overlook it?
Let me rephrase it in a more appropriate manner
You are a cowardly, pathetic, miserable, filthy
Unintelligent, soul-sucking, perfidious, bag of rotting worms

You who once held my respect, you who were once my friend
you shared in my secrets and you shared in my dreams
But in the end, it was the lies
The horrible, filthy lies that spew forth from your tainted lips...

I guess it was a simple decision
I had no need to keep up this facade
an
Immortal Butterfly Immortal Butterfly:

I remember the Immortal Butterfly
Translucent wings that drank from the sky
Glittering dust would fall with every flap
Like warm tears dripped upon my tiny back

I would always chase this butterfly
as it makes its way across the sky
When I look I feel as though I can forget
The painful needles that twist into my back

I would always dream of this butterfly
and I wonder if I could ride it and fly in the sky
When I dream about it, I don't regret
Not being able to leave this tiny bed

Sometimes I can't see the butterfly
My vision turns grey like a stormy sky
I get scared during those times, because it makes me thi


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Release One: Pages 1 - 3

THE COLD AIR in Baron Rorke's study did little to calm his nerves. He was expecting visitors this night and they were not the best of company. A shiver of dread ran down his spine and he spent most of the twilight hours staring out of a large window which stood behind his writing desk. It was amazing, he felt, how quickly a man could become attached to a life of luxury; only to be made painfully aware of how easy it was to lose it. War was always a frightening thing, even more so when one had the knowledge and sense to realise that it was no longer an exercise of glory, but a si
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It is good to see a more wider glance at the theme of the fall out of a relationship. Many of these types of poetry all show anger at either the other party or themselves but this has taken a step away from that conformity and gone somewhere else. I love how it does follow that road at first yet upon seeing the other person happy the anger turned into a realization as he was reminded of past times of bliss that they are happy and have moved on and that it was time for them to do the same. The last line in particular also speaks to me in volumes of the hope they have that perhaps in time they may share another joyful memory once more.
All in all I highly rate this poem for stepping outside the box and the emotional variety it brings to this usually single trailed style
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My friend; After reading your work I believe I'm able to call you "friend". You work emphasizes around "Letting Go" which comes very common around most subjects. But, and this is a good "But"; You manage display such range of feelings; slipping by pain and ending with hope, even touching a bit of happyness and tenderness. A feeling, almost a "need" that many of us have felt.

However, your work comes truly amazing, almost shocking at the end. Admitting that I didn't expect that last amazing line, striking hope in both hearts. I congratulate you for connecting so many things.
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CreativeKatniss Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me of Ashfur and Squrrelflight 😮
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Sparky-Sumi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All the feeeellllssss
This is so sweet :')
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JE-S2 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there, I enjoyed reading this
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ahhsummer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
beautiful piece-
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o0SHeeP0o Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
i think I've said this before, but it relates me to 'all things that began end. if it never ends, it never began.' so i feel like as though the person hopes their love would once again return,and hanging on the last hope of that, i apologize if i am not being sensitive, but i guess i am one of the rare few who cant relate to it, because i am only stuck with crushing on a dream guy XP
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TwiUnderSeeker Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Great Job.
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KittySib Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So sweet! I really liked this!:D
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Myennaius13 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
This is exactly something I've had on my mind about my ex for some time now; you actually almost made me cry.
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noorelven Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
this sounds mushy and romantic ... a bit too much .. for one to be a dark poet :P .. i am sure secretly you are a romantic and not a dark poet ... :P
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TangerineTerranova Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying this one ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Midnightcrisis97 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Is it ok with you if I use this for an audition(I already translated it to dutch but I do want approval)?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Depends on what the audition is for. I only allow my pieces to be used for SCHOOL related matters. My full rules and permissions contract is here: [link]

Read it and let me know what the purpose of the use is for.

-Chen
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Midnightcrisis97 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
It's for school for 'text'-auditons' for the school musical. So is that ok?? (I'll send you the dutch translations if you want??)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Writer
If it's for school then it's okay. Just make sure you give me credit for the poem (that means you have to tell them it was written by me) As long as you give me proper credit for the poem, then it's alright to use it for school.

-Chen
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Midnightcrisis97 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Yaaaaay thanks!
I wrote down the name on the bottom of the poem so I'll tell them!!!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Okay ^^ Best of luck with your audition

-Chen
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Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen. And Amen.
...Nuff said.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks for reading and enjoying it, I appreciate it very much :iconhandsomeonionplz:

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. My reply is late again...captain fail :iconruncryplz:
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Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are quite welcome! :D
...And don't worry about the late reply. :)
...Hey, do you know anything about the ads that have started appearing below the "Add a Comment" box on deviations?
Also ^^; Heh, heh... Can you link me to this week's site update, please?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Sorry, I rarely view those, try checking your notices section again :3 Or just google DA site update xD

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks... I can't believe I didn't try that before... :icondraonfacepalmplz:
It worked.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Glad to be of service ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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TheHappy3 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouch... You have a thing for timing your poems greatly with my current emotions :(
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh...sorry to hear that ^^; Hope you feel better soon

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. My reply is late again...captain fail :iconruncryplz:
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TheHappy3 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually do, thank you :)
I hate him so much that I can't stop thinking it as hilarious...
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TheHappy3 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Or... I'm only at the depression and anger state for now, and I'm not sure I'll ever forgive him, but.. well.
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catgirl140 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Made my day! ;w;
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Glad to know that it did ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. My reply is late again...captain fail :iconruncryplz:
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anabaron Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Excellent.

Is it truly letting go? There is still the desire for that "one last time".
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Well, that is the nature of letting go...even if you do...that lingering feeling will forever remain no? ^^

Nothing in this world is 100% absolute

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. My reply is late again...captain fail :iconruncryplz:
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anabaron Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Almost all relationships begin in a positive way, but if turns negative, the one fed up can be willing to let go 100%. Feeling liberated, saved from hell, not desiring to return to such unhappiness ever again.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Indeed, but at the same time, memories can confuse you and unless it was a truly bad relationship, usually there is a lingering feeling ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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anabaron Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Agree. ^_^
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anabaron Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
One more thought:
Fame will make people notice you, not love you. If your work is good, the public will be faithful. If your last work is awful, you will loose your fans.
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aleksyous Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I too, have to say thanks because I too needed to hear that... I am actually fighting with myself over letting go the person I love, and the person I've ever wanted in my entire life. Your poem is, word for word, an exact reflection of my heart, excellent work, keep it up!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying it, keep fighting to keep them ^^ I understand that feeling because I face the same battle myself :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. My reply is late again...captain fail :iconruncryplz:
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RiffRaffit Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I needed that, I think. Thank you.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Glad that you enjoyed it my friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. My reply is late again...captain fail :iconruncryplz:
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ivoryK1tt3n Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
okay, it's official. I'm watching you.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you my dear friend :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. My reply is late again...captain fail :iconruncryplz:
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ivoryK1tt3n Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
its okay its okay~!
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
This is beautiful Chen. Truly touching and magnificent.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks Grace :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. My reply is late again...captain fail :iconruncryplz:
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LadySparrow01 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like this one, probably because I can really relate to it. Wonderful as always.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much for enjoying my work, I appreciate it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. My reply is late again...captain fail :iconruncryplz:
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LadySparrow01 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome. XD
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