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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  New member 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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