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Sit down for a second,
Because I want to tell you something.

I want to tell you and everybody else that walked over me.
That today, I have become something!

Just walk with me for a second,
I want to show you something.

You remember this; is it all falling into place?
Cause this is where you shut me down.
Now I didn't know what I was supposed to do;
Excuse me for being a loser, right?

I had to work up a lot of courage to ask you out.
But you didn't even look at anything beneath the surface.
So of course, you just flipped me off and walked away.

Thank you.

Because of you I went to the gym every single day.
Because of you I started lifting iron over my head.
And you know what it feels pretty damn good to be getting my pump.

Yeah, that's something that you did for me!

And now, over to my phone,
Let's call up Michael.

'ey Michael,
What up man?
You remember me?
Yeah, I'm the guy who could never fit in!
That kid who wasn't a part of your little writer's club.

What was it that you said to me?
Oh yeah, let me give it to you in the accent:

"Dear sir, we regret to inform you that we do not take individuals,
Who have unfortunately shown themselves to be sub-par in the English language.
Please try again after you've attended an actual English course."

Damn man, that was harsh.
But you know what?

Thank you.
Because of you, my art became something.

Let me just level with you for a second.
I practised nearly four or five hours a day.
And yeah, my English was bad.
I didn't have the benefit of an elite 'edjumacation' like you did.

But I practised.

Day and night, I worked so hard that I was losing sleep.
Be it sick, tired, whatever; I made my words come to life.
I can't recall how many times, I flipped through a dictionary,
Searched on-line; desperately trying to learn some new words and phrases.

And you know what?

I'm the one who's finally doing it!

I'm doing all the things that you dreamed of doing;
I'm doing all the things which you always talked about doing.

But it's all the things that you ain't never going to be doing.

So my last message,
Is to all those people out there.
To all the people whom they said:
"Can't do it, never going to do it; never will do it."

I want you all to place a hand over your hearts and repeat after me.

I will never be an incredible individual,
But that ain't bad.
I may not be the best individual,
But I could be good.

I don't need a shining medal,
I don't need my name on a roll of honour.
Because I will earn my own medal.
I will earn my place in the history books.

History is going to remember me,
As the one guy, that one girl,
Who worked so damn hard at what they did,
That one day, they finally made it.

Because those people,
Who are crazy enough to dream;
Who are crazy enough to think that they can change this world,
Are often the ones that do.

And that's what I want you all to remember,
Because at end of the day.
Only you can write the ending to your own story.
And mine, I'm hoping, is going to be pretty bad ass.

Peace...




Want to hear this poem being read out? Click the link to my soundcloud: snd.sc/13IGrB8

This was a commission for the lovely miss :iconjessicarabbit9519: - She appears to be mostly into photography and is an incredibly kind person. Check her out if you can (^_^)/

Anyway, about the poem itself. She asked me to write something motivational, something about how one overcomes rejection and difficulty in life and grows to become something. So I wrote about my experiences.

When I was a teen and fresh into writing. I once wrote a story to show a couple of my close friends. It got passed to these guys that read it out in front of everyone...it was freakin' embarassing. I didn't even know what to say so I just smiled like a fool and say yeaaaah it's all good (^_^)/

(=_=;; ) Well, it is kinda thanks to that though that I got an amazing friend who supported my writing. She told me I would definitely be good if I kept at it because I was insanely creative and I could imagine things that other people couldn't. Unsurprisingly I was a total dick to her and I completely regret that.

So y'know maybe someday if my writing gets famous enough she'll see it and then I can finally talk things out with her. Just say I'm sorry y'know. Ah well, LIVE THE DREAM CHEN xD

Ewww, long description is long. Let's just end this the usual way.

If ever you want flash fiction or poetry commissioned, feel free to hire me (^_^)/

:iconpointcommissionsask: just ask about the point commissions, details are in my journal (o3o)

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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lenalamf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hold me Sam, but that was beautiful! This is extremely motivational and i loved every part of it! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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Sleeping-Crow Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Killer. The poem was both unique and inspirational. I didn't like the whole "street talking" thing, but I came to terms with it knowing that you made it seem like it wasn't just you talking, but the reader themselves talking as well. Well done...I wish I could write something just as inspirational...
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thelastlonewolf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
besides this being fucking amazing, for some reason I had Eminem rapping this in my head. :p
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candygirl101010 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i love it it makes me feel i can over come anything i only have 1 question... do u have abbs now?
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BluishShimmer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely awesome :jawdrop: and that oath I'm sorry but can I just say Wreck-It, Ralph anyone? I loved that movie and I really like how I can see so much of the movie and the Bad Guy Oath in this since that movie has such a strong message that really goes well with this.
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redwallbadger Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for this piece of inspiration. I love how your poem are written in an almost. . . "Ordinary" way (and yet, what is ordinary?), yet they're so powerful and express so much!

I really should read more of your writing, especially your poems, when I have more time; they're really original and refreshing. C:
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Redder-Than-You Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
That is beautiful!Awe 3D 50x50 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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BloodyWolfPaw Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Very powerful and inspirational! Thank you for writing this! : ]
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
You're most welcome friend ^^

Thank you for enjoying it :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Ayeri Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just so you know, I've been on DA for a long time, this account only 2 years, but others since 2004, and I don't recall EVER commenting on a written piece. So here I am, commenting on  yours, because it was really wonderful and I felt like you poured your heart out in a way not many could. Through your writing, you CAN change the world. You CAN change how people think and influence them. You've done just that, my friend. Kudos to you!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Wow, I'm really grateful fer th' praise. Thank you, I truly hope that you'll enjoy more o' me works in future ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Ayeri Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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angeluchiha7 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Artist
vary good poem
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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angeluchiha7 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Artist
your welcome
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crysanthemum963 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Ah ya gotta talk to her again one day xD. And nice poem.
The end reminded me a lot of Wreck-It-Ralph for some reason...O:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
It was adapted from Wreck-It-Ralph. I thought the bad-guy affirmation was just wonderfully emotional :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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crysanthemum963 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
..Yeah :iconthatsokplz:

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StellaStarfish Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't remember if i commented on this one yet...
I absolutely love that this is so personal, because it really makes it believable :) it's very inspirational, especially since you have come so far. My biggest motivators are the people who bullied me too, because I just want to show them that they can't keep me down forever with their badmouthing and shtuff and that I can accomplish things :) thanks for this reminder that I am in control of my life, not them :dummy:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Ohohoho thank ye so kindly m'friend, I'm always glad t' have you enjoyin' me works :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Rainb0wDashie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Writer
This is terrible. 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha alright :3 Sorry t' have wasted yer time eh? ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Rainb0wDashie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
It's not terrible, I was just kind angry when I found the poem. I just didn't like it at the time. I still don't like it but it's not terrible. Sorry.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
It's cool, if you don't like something you don't like it, so no offense taken lol It would be ridiculous for everyone to like everything that would just be creepy, frightening and extremely scary ^^;

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates ::iconWordofChen
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TheDeadManRemains Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for writing this. It's exactly what I needed to hear just now.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Yer most welcome friend, I'm glad ye liked it :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing and definitely inspirational. The fact that you wrote it about your own experiences makes it even more touching. I feel inspired now!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you as always fer readin' it :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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SpectralEyE78 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think I might of shed a couple of tears while reading this, hopefully this will push me even harder towards my goal to become a writer. :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Always m'dear, always reach fer that goal x'D

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Ruth-1 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
It is very inspirational and makes me sad and happy at the same time.sad neutral happy  It is a good lesson, that we can all become good at things and rise above people who are nasty to us if we try hard. 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye, that is definitely somethin' I hope fer people t' believe ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Ruth-1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
:D
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Tecniasta Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really good that we can change because of people who treated us badly. I experienced it very well and I'm a really happy person now. Gorgeous poem, keep being awesome! (Sorry for my poor English and too short comment to such a great work, but I'm trying to do my best ;) )
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye fer enjoyin' me works. Your english is good though ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Static-Foil Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It breaks my heart and mends my heart all in the same time :'>
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Always glad t' bring dual emotions ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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dragoeniex Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Hm. I was about to ask if you spelled "practised" (practiced) wrong intentionally. But upon looking it up, I found that that's an acceptable spelling in different places, as long as you still spell "practice" with a 'c' when it's a noun and not a verb.

I have learned something today. :P Thanks for that.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
haha aye, it can be spelled in both ways :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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HarperSage4 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Someone awesome just made my day~!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly fer bein' awesome ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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HarperSage4 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Pfft. My awesomeness is nothing in comparison with how totally awesome you are Captain~!
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JE-S2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I clicked the link to hear how you read it and makes such a difference I think. Well I like this and it is really great! Totally inspirational and I love the ending especially "Because at the end of the day. Only you can write the ending to your own story. And mine, I'm hoping, is going to be pretty bad ass." 

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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
I certainly hope that many will be inspired by it. Thank you fer readin' it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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xXSpiritualArtistXx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
As always, this is truly fantastic. I say that with the most sincerity that I can communicate through text.

Kinda makes the stuff I write seem lame...
I'll keep trying, though~
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly, and no everyone has their own style, this just happens t' be mine ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Bloodymary626 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for inspiration and for giving us, those who have been put down, courage. 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Yer most welcome :3 Sharin' me experience is an important thing t' do eh? :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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yournamehere8888 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Writer
Bravo man, for giving courage, this world needs it badly.
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