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Secrets Should be Silent:

What is in the nature of a secret?
It is not to be known, nor to be seen.
It is that which we bury beneath layers of deceit.

Why then, do we bury poetry?
why then, do we bury prose?

Why secret that which is meant to be seen,
And showcase that which is meant to be secret?

Are the words of our soul less important,
Than mere phrases designed to seek attention?
Are the words that we carve from experience,
Taken as less than a general phrase of emotion?

...No, I would hope not.

For I do as any other might,
And my skeletons are kept under lock and key.
For a secret displayed remains secret no longer;
Merely a gossip's fancy.

-Chen Yuan Wen, 6th July 2013
So the Captain is a little too busy to post today, but when I talked to him about the recent situation with DA secrets he did this piece and said the following:

"A secret is a secret because it is not seen by the world nor acknowledged by the general public. For it to be open to the world, makes it gossip I believe. Now then, get t' work lass, I'll have ye spread me word tonight!"

Yes, he changed accents in between x3

-Co-Captain Bunny Hayes
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KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
truth is timeless, as is the Captain, apparently.   Very nice. :heart:

Aye, reckon he'll keel-hull ya fer the secret gettin out lassie!! :ahoy: ;P
SamiKitty14 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Very lovely work Chen, as always! ^-^
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye, thank ye, glad ye enjoyed it :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
SamiKitty14 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
letheH Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I think it is necessary to have seacrets. I just mean, some People tend to chare to much.. sometimes just private things (in my opinion anyway : P), but sometimes it can be hurtfull things.. so.. I don't really think it's right to chare everything...

It is not too healthy if you keep too much Secrets either though, so.. I think something in the midle would be the best maybe :p

I like Your poem though, it's very creative : )
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
I agree with ya me friend, but generally speaking sharing a secret with everyone on DA is basically a plea for attention.

Sharing it with a close friend is a way of easing the pain. Or at least that's how I view it x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
letheH Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I see what you mean. :p But often there can be a reason why wanting attention, but if it is just for.. simply wanting it.. it's kind of stupid yes. But I also think it is a little bit important not to judge every one who chares a secret in the public as stupid as well.
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Well if they want t' share it then they're welcome to by all means, but I still believe that anyone who does is clearly seeking attention x'3 After all there is no other possibility fer their action. Even if they say, 'I was just putting it out there', truth of the matter is that they want t' see people commenting and encouraging them and this motive cannot be denied, in which case the purpose of a secret is defeated no? If they made art using their emotions then most of us in the lit. community can stomach that, but if it's just posting something that ought t' be on facebook...nay, that doesn't suit x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
letheH Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
think you misunderstood what I meant :P anyway, I do agree With you... PARTLY x) I really, really, really want to clarify this now Me Iz Fast ... but if I do, and If i know myself right this would turn into a very long conversation so... I'll bite my tongue, and don't :D great writing, I love how you chose to write about something different, and how you Express Your self. You're really, really grait! so... :creepygrin: I hope you keep writing :D
killerlord123 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I think we humans may have too many secrets.
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