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Oh No I Know A Dirty Word:

Oh me, oh my, these are dirty words
How low-class, vulgar and simply absurd
You must be a thug, you've no sense of style
Let me sip some tea that was made erstwhile

I shall proceed to comment about who you are
and pointlessly engage you in a mental spar
I must prove my point to be whole you see
for the protection of the word is a duty to me

See I love to pretend that I'm someone pure
Never dirtied a sentence or darkened a door
It's like I'm holy and utterly clean
So don't take my tone as being mean

I'm simply trying to help you right?
Let me show you how to be a snob on sight
Never use the language meant for 'boobs'
do you realise it's a synonym for a gormless rube?

Ah ha! You didn't, that means I'm right
My intellect wins; have you seen the light?
Oh my, what are you doing, that knife looks sharp
Eek! Help! You're stabbing my heart!


And that is why I killed him your honour...


-Chen Yuan Wen, 4th September 2012
If you laughed, chuckled or snorted in disdain. Click fave button pwease? :3 It good thanks ^^

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Alrighty then,

I should probably state clearly. This is obviously a satirical poem and its here for the sake of comedy. The background to it however, is a little more interesting.

I've noticed recently that many artists (poets and authors especially) tend to be extremely apprehensive about using harsh language in their works and certainly I know that viewership drops whenever a mature filter is slapped on work (hence why I rarely do work requiring the mature filter), but at the same time, I have to question whether or not it is affecting creativity.

If you think about it, harsh language can be used artistically (as opposed to needless swearing) in order to add a distinct edge to parts of a poem/song. In that respect I believe that harsh language can be used a poetic tool.

Now, I personally consider myself an entertainer rather than an artist because I write for the readers (as opposed to writing for myself or on my personal subjects), and so I will be writing a very harsh piece on thursday (that will require a mature filter), because I want to attempt being different and I want to show that language can be used and should not be immediately discounted because 'bad words' are crudely used by mainstream media.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

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Can I Cut Yet? Can I Cut Yet?:

Hey, Hey Sadako
Hey...
I really want to cut something
can I, can I please?
This girl is talking to me, she seems rather nice
The colour of her eyes makes me think of fucking lice
I want to cut her, I want to cut her so bad!
but that seems to make Sadako really sad...
Okay, I guess I won't cut her

Hey, Hey Sadako
This teacher is really boring
I want to cut him, I WANT TO CUT HIM SO BAD!
I'm in class now, Sadako stands beside me
She points out a mistake I made in my notes
I start tearing at the paper while grinding my teeth
I want to show them my frustration, OH SO BAD!
but that seems to make Sadako really sad..
Overcome your Writer's Block Overcome your Writer's Block:

If you want to deal with writer's block
the plan is simple, tickty-tock
Give in to madness, go insane
search for words in the midst of rain

When you hit the wall on its painted face
with your fingers and knees you'll find a trace
The secret passage that will lead you through
or perhaps you might be eaten by a grue...

Oh well...

Back to the rhymes that I use to explain
If you try to go forward it will be in vain
So try a new direction, upward or down
Left or right maybe Charlie Brown?

There are no limits except in your mind
Now do a google search and what do you find?
A pond of ideas now stagnant a


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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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This gave me a good laugh and made me remember when I learned a "dirty" word. ahaha! This is obviously a well written piece work and is cleverly thought out. It seems as if you pour out lots of your emotion when writing and that is a important factor to consider when writing. If you don't enjoy yourself while writing, others won't enjoy your work.The choice of words is clever and the rhyming is superb. You are very talented and you will get far in the future. This is not only interesting but is funny as well. I love it. :) Thumbs uppppppp!
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i like this, it not only gave a good laugh but also reminds me of people i know that hide behind who they really are, i like how original this is. you did a great job. This is an inspiration for me to start writing again after six months of living in what i would call not a good experience which led to my lack of imagination. But this poem speaks out to alot of people to be who they are and show their real selves and not pretend to be someone just to please everyone, so good all in all good job
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Fayerin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
Your poeam was sujested to be featured in my Finding Feel Feature - Poetry  fayerin.deviantart.com/journal… :heart: 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you ever so kindly ^^

-Chenbeard the Pirate :iconwordofchen:
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Rappel82 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014   Artist
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fivethousandtrees Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Writer
These are my favorite lines: "Oh my, what are you doing, that knife looks sharp/Eek! Help! You're stabbing my heart!
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Yhurr-whun-lisa Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Ahh I loved this <3 I'm with you with the whole swearing thing and this is the best way I've seen anyone put it :) Seriously made my day :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha, thanks ^^ I'm very glad you enjoyed it :3

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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lolnyny Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
OMG! So funny, it just make me think about my two friends! They are really good at writting and they will correct mistakes evrywhere!:D
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Pandora-Z Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
nice!! lol! :D good job!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha, thanks, glad you enjoyed it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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o0SHeeP0o Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
well even though i don't use vulgarities, i accept it where appropriate, or sometimes the sentence just doesn't feel right, i was doing lighting for drama elective pupils when i realised that because the theme was war, (and that you cant use vulgarities) it feels awkward in the torture scenes. vulgarities have their place, at the right time.
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TwiUnderSeeker Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Great Job.
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rebornrebel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
tehehe thanks for the laugh its kind of funny how some humor mimics real life also this made me think of some people i know
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allsparra Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Ahaha this made me smile, thank you! I personally don't swear when writing and rarely when speaking unless I'm very provoked, but this is a lovely, funny satire. Thank you for writing it.
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TrueAegis Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love your work. And I also appreciate your foreword on it. Or is it considered afterthought...? :hmm:

At any rate, very good. :)
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JudgementLord Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh that's hilarious. Thank you for making my day, my friend.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Glad that you liked it matie ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Excellent Poem!
This is very true!
I too believe that harsh language, when used sparingliy and at the right times, can be used to greatly enhance narration as well as the overall feel of a piece of literature. It is a shame that the english language has been watered down to the point that words that once weren't offensive, are, and words that once held gread and deep meaning have been hollowed out and ade empty by the way that they roll so easily and often off of most people's tongue.
...I'm sorry for the rant there... It is just one of the few things that really bug me.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Writer
That's alright, I feel the same sometimes ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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ladydevaskilisk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
i love this, funny and witty
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Marssamuel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't say I've sworn in my writing before...
I've put a mature filter before but that was for violence/gore stuff. Nothing serious, I just don't know what sets people off or what they can handle.
It's more of a courtesy then anything else.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Well with respect to swearing, many artists consider it low-class to do so and in my personal opinion its extremely difficult to use swearing in an artistically correct manner. If a poem is filled with nothing but swear-words it loses its meaning and becomes an angry rant xD. So I think the main key point is that the artist needs to understand that they can use swear words, but must CHOOSE to do so properly :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Reincarnators Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
and we have a clear winner, he was nEVER a sinner....
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Um...arigatou? ^^;

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Usagi-Himeko Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that this can also be applied to different things as well XD

Thank you for this XD
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
No problem, glad to hear it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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zuko4444 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   Writer
I have sworn in a few of my poems, but I don't do it excessively. Like you said, it can be used artistically, which is what I try to do when that happens. Even a lot of the music I listen to has harsh language in it but it's used tastefully and not excessively. Unlike the poor excuses they call "music" that's in the mainstream media.

I better stop before I go on a full blown rant :P
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Definitely, it's about the best possible trade off between losing that artistic meaning and giving a piece edge. Even though it feels like the word can fit everytime, doing so results in a very poor piece that is no different to listening to lil' wayne on repeat dropping the n word every sentence.

I think it's good to experiment and see what works ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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BeautifulAdmiration Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very well written, very funny ending too. :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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BeautifulAdmiration Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome, thank you for writing.
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AshMashTheFlash Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh goodness, this made me laugh.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Glad you enjoyed it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Numan1984 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Well, it's okay if you want to use swear words :I
I try to avoid to using those words and sometimes it slips. I really don't feel comfortable using swear words after saying a few bad words :/
I really shouldn't control what other people say :T
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Well as I said with this piece, it's not about wanting to do so or anything like that, it's just making artists aware that words (all words) have a place and they can be used and shouldn't be limited.

After all, we're all trying to develop our art :3 That's how things progress ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Numan1984 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Well, I guess if you say so.
You probably seem more right than I am.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Well it's all perspective, some people don't swear. I personally rarely do in real life, if at all. Heck I don't even drink, smoke or gamble xD. However, that doesn't mean I'm completely against use words for an artistic purpose and that's all I was saying really xD

It's not about being right or not lol. Chill out and relax :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Numan1984 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Okay, I'm sorry for what I have said then =P
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sammi-nicole Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student
I love you! :glomp: My best friend and I were talking about this today. As two future English majors and teachers, we both believe the use of "swear words" has its proper place.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Definitely, I believe that it can be used to put a particular edge to a piece and to set a specific tone. Therefore at the end of the day, it is about the choice between keeping artistic meaning and adding edge to a piece. I just get uncomfortable when everyone trying to write hardcore or edgy pieces, substitute words that make the poem seem watered down ^^;

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Ninvampirate2011 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
That was simply astounding XD Seriously, it made my day. Instant fave!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Well all I can say is, I'm very happy to have made your day ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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BakedBananaBeans Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love this!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying my work :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Kailani-e Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:lol:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
:3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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cskadoz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   General Artist
:laugh: :evillaugh: :headbang: :boogie: :woohoo: 'nough said.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
definitely ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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crystallized-skies Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very entertaining. I could definitely see myself in that position. xD

I do like your point you made though, about an author's apprehensiveness to use harsh language (I'm definitely guilty of that) because of society's take on it. I look forward to your piece on Thursday. ^^

Oh! And I'm happy to hear you're feeling better. :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Well my piece tonight won't contain excessive swearing, even I don't like it, but I will attempt to use it artistically ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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