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Wrong, wrong, wrong, WRONG!
Everything is wrong.
'As then sun dew drips from her eyes'-
Do I really think that'll be good enough?

Hours spent on each piece -
Punctuated only by sound of ripping paper -
To lie crumpled upon my wooden floor,
Unable to be forgotten.

As the hours pass and the day wears on,
More and more worlds are crushed by my hands.
Realities sprawled upon a single piece of paper,
To die as quickly as they are formed.

A man's whose romance is torn in two,
A vampire about to meet his prey.
A werewolf standing against an army
And a boy facing the world alone.

These are the lives that I hold in my hand;
Fictional lives, but precious still.
Yet as soon as I see their imperfections,
I destroy the evidence in a throe of shame.

These crumpled masses that now surround me,
They aren't the proof of perfection's pursuit...
They are merely my feeble, worthless attempts,
To disguise my own ineptitude.




-Chen Yuan Wen, 15th December 2012
Arrrr maties,

Today I've decided to release this practice poem and...in view of the recent tragic shooting, I will not be doing ANY of my dark and sadistic works (though I promised these to all of you). I'm also not using my full pirate accent for this description because I think it's a serious topic.

In life there are many things that go wrong and often I question what we can do to change it. The answer that I've come up with is: Nothing, because such problems stem from the psychopathic nature of every human. A devil inside all of us, which can rear its ugly head at any time.

Humanitarians speak of human rights, yet these killers also fall under the category of 'human', at times like these we suggest penalties of death, but we are quick to forget that in a world ruled by fear and dictatorship, the many freedoms we have today would no longer exist.

What is truly needed is a leader who is firm but benevolent and such individuals appear but once in a lifetime and even if they should get the chance to stand before the masses. Those driven by ulterior motives will quickly silence them.

In a world that appears to be bi-polar, screaming for control and freedom at the same time; is there not a way that both of these things can be achieved?

I can certainly say, that I haven't found the answer yet, but for the sake of children who had their whole lives ahead of them, perhaps I shall try searching a while longer and should the day come that a leader is needed and none is available, then maybe it will be time to finally stop playing at being a pirate and instead, start playing a part.

My prayers are with the families involved in this tragedy and I hope that humans will someday learn to reign their demons in. I admit, I've fought with mine and keep them as pets. You've all seen the quality of my sadistic works, most of the time I push the boundaries, but what you see are actually toned down versions to avoid the mature filter. The true darkness that resides within me, and perhaps in all of us, goes far deeper, but I cannot respect a coward that lets it win.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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TaylorMecskoPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional Photographer
I'll tell you what, I dont usually like poems. I love this one. Well done :)
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Zelda85044 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw! 👍❤️
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Shocker7776 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this. I try to write stories, but they end up as trash in the end. I also love the description. It seemed just as much poetry as the actually Poem was. I understand what you mean, and I feel so happy to get to read your poems. I thought that the real artists, the incredible poets, amazing painters and fascinating sculpters, were just people you learn about in history class from half a decade ago. But now I realize that we're not out of true artists, because you are here, and I think there are more like you out there somewhere.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Writer
Nah, I ain't a true artist. Just a pirate really ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Shocker7776 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Half a century, I mean, not decade.
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noorelven Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
True!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye fer enjoyin' it :3

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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noorelven Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
hehe you make it difficult not to enjoy :D
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SpringDelphinium Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is almost how I feel every time I sit down and write. No matter how much I try, I can't convey the picture in my head. Love it :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha, well I'm about t' release a solution t' mental slumps sometime soon, I would love to share the technique I use to break my writer's block in under a day

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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SpringDelphinium Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I would love to read that :)
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Sanddune798 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gah. I know that feeling far too well. Too many stories have died at my hands.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye indeed xD, tis a feelin' I'm deeply familiar with :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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iKestrel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Aye aye cap'in, the re-arangin' of dem wordies art more dificulter than at first realized... ;)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye yer completely right about that one lass haha ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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o0Kara0o Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As a fellow poet and writer, this speaks to my heart: the frustration and dissatisfaction with the imperfections you find in your work. We are our own worst critics, throwing away trash that to the world, may be as diamonds in the trough. I'm one of those deviants that has the ideas to flourish in the galleries, but lack the confidence ans self-mercy to be content with what I write and draw. Thank you for putting these emotions into such a beautiful presentation! Good job, Captain!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Trust me, I edited me book so many times cause I wasn't satisfied with certain scenes etc. It's a hellish process, but one that ensures our audience will be satisfied ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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o0Kara0o Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wise words, Captain. And I feel your pain! ;D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Bwahaha aye :3

Now speakin' o' me book, it be time fer pirate's annoyin' self-promotin' haphazard beggin' thing.

That is t' say. pleeeeease check out me book :iconpussinbootsplz:

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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o0Kara0o Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The description is very mysterious and foreboding, I like it! It gives me this Lord of the Rings feel mixed with...something else. I'm sure I'll remember the series later, but either way, you definitely draw in the reader with your description. And the poetry flows very nicely! Nice job!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye ^^ Feel free t' share it out even if ye don't make a purchase, every little bit helps :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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o0Kara0o Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Will do, Captain! :)
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Grant2Y Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This truly speaks to artists anywhere. Whether you are a writer, painter, or even one with the skill of using a pencil to make art. You have made a beautiful poem captain :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly me fine friend and if I may shameless self-promote. Me e-book just be released ;3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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XxRockFiendxX Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
<33333333
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Me deepest thanks friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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samuraishoujo95 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poem: aahh soo relatable! except only I don't write, I draw =P
I cant even begin to count the number of pieces of paper I throw away just because one line doesn't come out perfect

Artist comment: "In a world that appears to be bi-polar, screaming for control and freedom at the same time; is there not a way that both of these things can be achieved?" THIS is going in my journal.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Sure, I would love to be quoted ^^

And thank you for enjoying this poem. Oh wait, forgot the pirate accent.

*Cough* Ahem, Thank ye fer enjoyin' me work, I hope ye'll come back fer more ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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dragon-drawer78 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So very true and what most likely many deviants have felt at times. :)
The shooting was a very tragic event, and your view of it reminds me of Lord of the Flies by William Golding
I too am praying for the families involved :(
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye, it was a sad thing indeed, very sad :/

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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rmrossa Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the poem.
As to the content:
"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
Salvador Dali
All things are at once perfect and imperfect.
Every poem is perfectly what it is.
Process is what counts for the artist IMO, not product.
Personally I think the poem is entirely successful in that it touched me and reminded me of my own endeavors.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye thank ye, twas just a bit of practice fer me toyin' with the idea. I'm glad ye enjoyed it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Lightless142 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
"More and more worlds are crushed by my hands.
Realities sprawled upon a single piece of paper" I love those lines :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Simply the way I see things eh? After all, we bring our characters to life yah? ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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nilec88 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
so true so very true, well written poem! :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye fer enjoyin' it ^^ I'm glad ye liked it :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Twilitefairy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the dilemma i am in right now T__T
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye, tough isn't it ^^;

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Twilitefairy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Makes me want to eat my own head or something ._.
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plaindiamond Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful ! :3
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye, thank ye fer enjoyin' this one :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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augumon05 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
so true, to work so hard and then destroy it in seconds with your own hands. one of the hardest parts of being artists.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh believe me, what with me preparin' fer me e-book. I have poems strewn all around me floor 24 hours a day. I have t' clear it just t' start workin' out ^^;

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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ReverieJune Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
It's like you're writing my life! >.<
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Writer
This could be almost any artist's life if ye think about it. I mean, right now I'm terribly be busy and I know this is totally killin' me xD

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Akxsad Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This... is absolutely fantastic!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye fer enjoyin' it ^^ I'm glad ye liked it :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Akxsad Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome! :)
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lilfixit Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your description gave me a lot to think about. Thanks.

RIP to the shooting victims.
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