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My Soul, My Dream, My Team:

We are dreamers, we humans.

We reach out eagerly to that which lies above us
Tempted by its unattainable nature and egotistically;
We simplify the task that lies before us...

We climb without any forethought, without preparation;
Recklessly we charge head on for our goal -
And eventually, we lie broken by our failure.

I myself, Captain as you call me,
Am little better than a foolish dreamer.
One who dreams in a childish manner;
Unaware of his impotence, when left alone.

How many times have I been saved by others?

When I lack time, it is my officers who stand,
They keep the ship running smoothly,
Expending hours of precious effort.

When I fall, it is my co-captain who rallies me,
And reminds me of our responsibility -
One that we owe to our readers and friends.

When I write, it is my team - my uncles,
Who lay the path before me;
They give their time and their heart,
Supporting my work from its birth as but a simple idea.

And when I am down, it is my love that holds me,
She carries me ever higher and inspires my word;
Through her own perseverance and present struggle to live.

I am but a man who wears the title of Captain

I am also unsure if I deserve this honour,
But to realise just how many others are putting their faith in me;
It feels as though I've been splashed by cold water...

To know how many have given their time and effort for this,
There is no way that I can adequately express my thanks.
For no man is an island and only together can we truly achieve.

To struggle is to be human,
But to overcome it together,
As our hearts and minds connect...

That I believe is what it means to live...

-Chen Yuan Wen, 2nd January 2013
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Author's Comment:

Arrr maties,

T'night I wanted t' talk about the team. That is t' say me uncles and me co-captain, me officers and every single reader who supports Word of Chen.

In the time that I've spent writing this e-book, I've come t' realise just how much I depend upon others and though people might call me 'talented', I'm really just one aspect of the great machine.

For example (and this quote is taken right from one of me favourite mangas) on a stage ye see the idol shinin' but what about the stage crew that works th' lights and the theatre. What about those individuals that take th' time t' make sure everything is ready and in tip-top shape. There really is no replacement for havin' an amazin' team and although there may only be a single head or 'face' of that team; one must never forget about the effort of everyone else.

It is for that reason, that I wanted t' express how important everyone is t' me, because without their assistance I'd never have made it this far.

In the end there is only bitterness awaiting us if we march alone, but together, even a mountain can be conquered.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

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Acalanthide Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow. Thank you for this. "For each man is an island on thee sea of chaos, and many islands make the chaos easier to live through."
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye ever so kindly fer readin' it me friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Umioko Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved it - powerful and a positive message!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye, I'm very glad ye enjoyed it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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augumon05 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
one must also make sure not to try and crush others when receiving help from them, so that there will be more people to help you when you need it in the future.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Crushin' others be th' kind o' thing I avoid. Though I actually talk about death and killin' alot in me works, I'm actually quite th' coward; probably because I know how hard it is t' live when you've been crushed.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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augumon05 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
i don't know if i am a coward or not, hard to tell when one doesn't know how he should feel about things. not even sure if i would be scared if someone had a gun to my head. Sometimes i wonder if I am normal enough or not.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Well isn't that just somethin' that makes ye unique. I'm not th' type o' person who cares too much about what's 'normal'. I ain't very normal meself after all

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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augumon05 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
yes, but you set yourself aside from others, you try to inspire them, entertain them, inform them, which is something few people do.
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Azedarach Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Inspiring.... very, very inspiring. I've visited the concept of man's power-lust and learning experiences in my novels (as well as essays from school, on a more technical note). It's certainly something that human beings go through almost naturally.... an inclination, so to speak. The question is, how do you put it into poems so well? *kudos*
I've been considering joining your Pirate group for a while, but I haven't read through all the rules yet. Too busy writing. :P
Which, all in all, is probably good sign.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha, indeed tis a good sign.

As fer how I put it inta poems. I just imagine how I would read any poem that I write t' the masses or view it as a movie in me head. If ye can get all the details right, it should be no problem ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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faerismoka Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazingly accurate. :clap:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye indeed, thank ye so kindly fer enjoyin' this :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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SierraPsyche Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly me friend ^^

Also shameless pirate self-promotion attack! ME E-BOOK BE OUT, Check it out on me front page yah? :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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DarlingAngel0565 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Writer
Aww...me Capetian :huggle:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Tis only th' truth me fair angel ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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girl432 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
what a beautiful poem
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye, thank ye so kindly fer sayin' so yah? ^^

Also, shameless pirate promotion here: ME E-BOOK BE RELEASED. Come have a gander :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Writer
Dreamers be the men and women that move society forward; to greater heights and brighter tomorrows, each better than the day before. And I be right behind you, Cap'n, following you to every back-breaking pit and getting back up to scale that blood-stained wall once more, even after our hundredth, thousandth, and even our millionth fall. Succes is defined as getting up one more time than you've been knocked down. So why don't we get back up

And start moving mountains?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Cause if we move too many mountains we'll affect the natural balance. Nay I'll stick with th' gettin' back up. Now get out there and get promotin' this ship be sailin' on one man's wind alone. YAR HAR!

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Dude doing up your acceptance in the morning aight? xD
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AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Writer
Oh, I actually got that thing finished a few minutes after I left the response on the first chapter of The Ocean's Inkwell. You got the note, right?

P.S: Today in English class, we were given this sentence during the grammar portion:

Jon threw Sally the ball.

I saw it ( for a joke) as: Jon threw Sally, the ball.

I told him about just before we moved on, and actually stunned him for a moment! I'm keeping him in his toes! XD
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
I think he might just be worried since a statement like that is misogynistic eh? xD

Bwahaha Sally the ball, classic :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Writer
I don't think it was misogynistic, considering the reply was "Too deep, man.". But it was worth getting an incredulous stare in reply. XD
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Well the way in which th' sentence would be read (given I had no other context) was that sally was bein' treated as the ball, which is eviiiil xD

-Captain Cheeseboard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Writer
I wasn't even thinking like that! I just made a joke about proper sentence structure.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
I know, but I WAS *___*

Feel th' corruption lad xD

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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MadaraUchiha7 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Artist
Words cannot describe this... it is too amazing
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Tis simply th' truth that I wanted t' bring t' light, about how much everyone means t' me.

Now then, if ye don't mind a little shameless self-promotion, me e-book be released and ye can check it out on me front page :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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MadaraUchiha7 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Artist
ok ^^
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FoxofEbony Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
This is beautiful of course you deserve the title of Captain, as only a true leader would doubt their ability but contine to lead for those who follow them and as long as you remain that way you will alway have people willing to follow you for it is your honesty which inspires them and makes them believe in you. So thank you for being such an inspiration
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Tis merely how I feel in me heart ^^ Thank ye fer the kind compliment.

Check out me e-book sometime if ye can :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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FoxofEbony Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Will do :D
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Aerikzuriel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I love this...it is...magnificent, I love the honesty and heart you put into it.
much love and dedication went into this.

and... I put much love in making this a favorite.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly fer that wonderful compliment ^^ I am honoured t' receive it.

If ye'd like, ye can come check out me e-book. It's just been released ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Aerikzuriel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
wow...an e boo, that would be phenomenally great! i know some people who would love to read more of your stuff.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
If ye do then spread th' word. The word o' chen be th' word o' the people after all ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Aerikzuriel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
yes, it is the word of the people indeed! I am glad to know there are minds like myself who see the truth beyond the superimposed reality of the world.
you have given me greater hope that humanity may actually have the potential to save itself still...that it hasn't completely lost it.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Well I'm happy t' hear that. Now, I hope ye don't mind but a pirate has t' eat so I'll just leave this little bit o' 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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Sun-Down14 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Captain.
Fantastic work as always. Aye, your crew is always there to get your back when you fall or feel weary.
Aye Sir.

You are not alone in this world of Dreamers
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Certainly not with such fine friends by me side ^^

We can only reach ever higher fer th' top I'd say :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Sun-Down14 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
The top isn't too far.
Tis' within our Reach Sir
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye, true that ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Sun-Down14 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Aye Sir XD
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poetryfreak15 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
It's very inspirirng and lovely :3
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye so kindly fer th' compliment ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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poetryfreak15 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
You're most welcome :)
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Zephyras-Lied Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing work! I really do love this poem, keep up the wonderful work!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Have no doubts lass, I'll die before I stop writin' ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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iKestrel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist
You look so serious in your video and of course you deserve you title as Captain!
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