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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
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SamiKitty14 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Very lovely work Chen, as always! ^-^
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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:
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SamiKitty14 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
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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 : )
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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:
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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.
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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:
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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
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I think we humans may have too many secrets.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
And yet many more are a necessity t' safeguard certain individuals from themselves. Total transparency yields both good and bad. A tough decision indeed :/

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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I'd say we should reveal only the essential.
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ERaven77 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny thing I was just talking to my wife about that very thing a hour before I read your poem..Here is one for you. If there were no secrets do you think it would be a better world?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Surprisingly me opinion is nay.

I believe secrets are necessary...most of all to protect certain individuals from themselves. Yet, the problem is when someone displays their secrets openly to the world. What is the point I ask? If it's a secret, let it be so, it shouldn't be used t' garner attention; only shared between the closest of friends.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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ERaven77 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GoodGood point but what about when that person keeping the secret is damaged keeping it.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Writer
Then they'll need t' share it with a close friend t' bear the burden...or...they can learn t' accept its nature. Secrets only damage ya if ye have t' fight against it x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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ERaven77 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh
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ERaven77 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And it is the person that the secret is about. They are the most afraid of letting it loose. Yet they guard it the most They never trust him or her to keep it even if they do. :) Very nicely written WordOfChen.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye m' friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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ERaven77 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome
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Defleshed-Martyr Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Me thanks friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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MiMiDong Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If only more people knew this~
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Sadly they don't eh? x3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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miyu713 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Yer welcome miss miyu ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the last stanza :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye me dear :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome :)
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Sherlocked157 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like DA secrets because I can post things I don't want people who know me(my sister) to see
But you have a great point, what's the point if no one can acknowledge it , knowing it's yours
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
I don't mind what they do, I just don't think it's literature and therefore it really shouldn't share the same category x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Sherlocked157 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah,
I see your point :icononiskiplz:
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Michael-J-Hawk Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I agree with ye, Chenbeard :D Most of the secrets that appear in DA secrets are usually just the same old whining over and over again.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Pretty much, it is no literature...none that this pirate would care t' acknowledge =P

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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BritLawrence Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
A perfect Anti- dASecret poem!!!


LOVEITSOMUCH <3 <3 <3 THANK YOU!!!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Yer most welcome me friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Bullcross Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I told myself that I would never comment on one of The Captain's works again, but I am here to disagree with the philosophical question, not to comment on the piece's literature qualities.

If one desires to share his secret with 5, 10, 1000 people, he is free to do so. It remains a secret, no matter what - we're talking about people we'll never really meet in real life.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Even so, a secret loses its nature as a secret when shared with thousands. It no longer serves it purpose of occlusion. It is no longer a secret, nor something hidden. It is merely an attention seeking tool and that I believe is wrong. It should therefore be termed confession then, rather than secrets.

However, in both cases, why does it share the same spot with literature when it is clearly a statement of the heart?

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Bullcross Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why does it share the same spot with literature ?
- Why not ?

Even if it is an attention seeking tool, it doesn't matter - There are people who like it, people who like to share their secrets (we're not discussing the reasons), and that's all there should be to it. It's that simple, actually
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Well, clearly it is not literature. There is no category in literature called 'Random Secret'. Literature comes down to poetry and prose. So if it is not either then it doesn't fit in the category. It should have its own category if it wants to be showcased, that is what I and many others in the community feel.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Bullcross Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The site itself allows that. It is there because it is there, no need to make things complicated. Or are you protesting against the site ? As far as I remember there was a time when somebody from your fans (or "crew", or I don't know how they are called) protested against an already established rule (a really ridiculous rule) and you condemned you.

If seeing people sharing their secrets is such a bother, go and change DA. This is really something very simple, regarding simple human freedoms of expression, I don't see what's all the fus about.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Writer
This is merely speaking out for the community. The fact that the website allows it doesn't make it right, we are allowed to speak our minds and DA has changed from that.

What the crew-member did in the past however was to demean the hardwork of not just myself but several other members of the crew and many other members of the community for a choice of ours. He was not outed from the crew for the protest itself, but because it didn't match with our ideals.

While a crew is allowed to have its own ideals to live by, a larger community must take into account the voices of the mass.

I shall change DA, and this is a part of it as it has always been. Everyone is free to choose. That crew-member in the past chose to separate himself and by doing so was set apart, it was both my freedom and his to choose our own path. DA will also choose whether or not to listen or to simply ignore me. Either way, I am still practising art am I not? ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Yer welcome x'3 *hugs*

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angelgirlartist Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully written
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Me thanks friend ^^

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Lovely!:)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly :3

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You're very welcome!:hug:
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