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September 20, 2013
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How many have I had? Why would you ask such a question?

I've had--only three! Yes, three I swear.

What? No--of course not, what are you suggesting.

Those: I can't quite see them clearly. Oh! Oh dear...

No, you, you must understand this was--just a bit of relaxation,

A little sip to help me sleep.

No--No, don't cry, I'm not going back to those days; I'm not!

I swear it was just--just a passing shower I...


I'm sorry...

It's just been hard...

It's been so difficult!



But it's not your fault, I know that.

 I suppose I was simply looking for an excuse...

I was drowning you know, in the icy water.

Cold enough to freeze the lungs.

I stopped and simply drifted away.

Before I knew anything I was already at the bottom of the sea.


Thank you...

I'm glad that you at least didn't give up on me...

And I suppose for your sake, I should actually return.

...Very well

I was growing tired of simply drowning in the sea.

What say we try sailing on it once more?

What do you say to that my friend?

Are you bloody with me!

Arrr m'friends,

It's been a VERY rough couple of days fer me. I won't go into details of what happened, simply because I honestly don't feel like talking about it.

But I'm glad t' have those around me who'd know enough t' slap me too me senses.

I've been drowning again for a long time, but it feels good t' see th' sun once again.

I suppose it be time t' get some hands on deck.

If yer done with yer land-lubbin' business, then I want th' sails down and a course set for nothing less than the king's throne!

Now do I hear an 'aye Captain' or do I have t' bring out th' complaints department? That's me GUN by the way.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Hirmione123 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is pretty good :)
AnimePicasso Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Writer
Loved it showed allot of feeling
lolnyny Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I really love that one! Amazing job!
BellaGBear Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the last verse. It seems like you finally realised it is you who has to make the descision to try again.   Good to have friends who can slap sense into you :) They are the best.
thinkpink99 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye captain:)
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slenderblade Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
I see a fascinating relationship between a single experience and a universal idea. It's quite heavy.
AlFangMindSculptor42 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aye Captain! Beautiful writing mate! :D
Enemv33 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
AYE CAPTAIN! Great poem! I like how he's referring to his drinking habits in the beginning. Now! I'm ready to make us some coin! :ahoy:
Relic-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your poem caught my eye on the DA main page. :3
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