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Someday I'd Like to Be A Pirate:


Someday I'd like t' be a pirate and sail across the seven seas.

I always thought it might be nice t' feel the ocean breeze.

I've always dreamt of findin' treasure, stashed away in a hidden box,

And then after I drop the anchor I'd burst open the locks!

Dubloons I'd find and diamonds t' keep, trinkets worth a life;

Or maybe I'd find a sacred sword or a really ancient knife!

But as I grew, I was soon t' learn, that dreams do not come true.

How many times have I seen a man be strangled till he's blue?

How many days have I watched them stumble, cursin' ill their fate.

When none would reach a helping hand, their heart would fill with hate.

I grew t' question th' ways of Kings who whipped the backs o' men,

More labour earned with blood and sweat while the preachers say 'Amen!'

Donations are given t' temples rich, while the poor are in the street;

So many souls are quickly trampled beneath their ugly feet....

Where first I believe the world was fair, now I truly see -

Turns out I'll have t' be a pirate, so we can all be free!


"Now then lads, how many nobles should we be robbin t'night?"


-Chen Yuan Wen, 28th October 2012
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Arrr maties,

First off, congratulations t' :icondarkzelda15:, yer drawin' is the first one I chose t' turn into a written poem ^^

Now, the lit. community is still sufferin' from the odd individual not given credit fer images. Me stance is pretty clear, ye don't own it, don't use it without permisson. T' demonstrate how t' give proper credit. Here is the format:

I, Chen Yuan Wen, do not own the image used. It was created by :icondarkzelda15: and used as a cover with her express permission. The original can be found here:



Please visit the original artist ^^.

Anywho, about the poem itself, I wanted t' experiment with rhymes using the single-line format (also as a way of testin' the water for a rhymin' shot-glass poem) and that's why I did this particular piece. Yeeees, the idea behind it is cliche, but guess wot, I wrote it in pirate so thar ye go. A fresh take on it xD

Enjoy lads, don't ferget t' fave and/or comment and/or share me works. The more me word spreads th' better! *___*

-Captain Chenbeard o' th' Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. If you too would like yer artwork t' be given more exposure. Do up a chibi of Chenbeard either posin', fightin' or doin' somethin'. If ye do it well, I'll definitely try and think up an idea t' go with it ^^

Other Poems by Me:
There are Things Beneath the GardenThere Are Things Beneath the Garden:

~

There are things beneath the garden,
Which you really shouldn't see.

There are things beneath the garden,
That don't belong to me.

There are things beneath the garden,
Gone rotten blue and black.

There are things beneath the garden,
In a dripping gunny sack...

~

There are flowers in the garden,
Which you really shouldn't pull.

There are flowers in the garden,
That are sitting on top of wool.

There are flowers in the garden,
With a really rotten scent.

There are flowers in the garden,
Above bodies burnt and bent...

~

I love this little garden,
It's a special place to me.

I love this
DishonouredDishonoured:

He stands before the adoring crowd,
Basking in their cheers and standing ovation.
But he has already been dishonoured -
By means of his perverse innovation.

For none could know of the dark secret;
About the art that he claims to be his own.
It is naught but an illusion, smoke and mirrors -
A theft for which he must atone...

But this disgusting creature, this worthless abhuman;
So desperate for the glory which he sees upon the stage!
Will quietly don the skin of another;
An urge he must assuage...

Biting his nails, a cracked smile upon his lips, he whispers:
"No one will know, no one will find it and I am great..."

Coward of a ManCoward of a Man:

You stand there whinin', cryin' crocodile tears and playin' victim.
Ye eyes demand pity, but yer lips are spewin' nothin' but lies.
Flowery speeches o' harmony and unification;
It's bollocks and snake-oil I say!

I ask ye, as someone who aspires t' be a leader:
What exactly are ye worth?
Who exactly are ya, and what in th' bloody hell makes you worth followin'?

Now I've watched ye fer a long time, and I've known ye fer even longer -
Ye always stand there beggin', askin' us fer help, askin' fer a handout;
But yer hands are clean, uncalloused, and completely free from sweat or toil.
Instead, ye make us promises; promi
Little Soldier BoyHe does not fight for the General barking orders,

Nor for the man in a suit, who sent him across borders...

In his pocket he keeps a single picture, a sole reminder

Like ancient scripture. A home he misses so endlessly,

Tirelessly calling out in his dreams at night. It is the last

That remains on his lips, with his finger pressed upon the trigger.

A single heartbeat, as he sights his enemy; A quiet prayer

To rest in peace. Yet soon it fades, as hope is fleeting;

For the little soldier boy, once marching home.

 "Bottoms up buddy, I miss you..."

-Chen Yuan Wen, 18th October 2012


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Chapter 1: Blood is Beauty

Release One: Pages 1 - 3

THE COLD AIR in Baron Rorke's study did little to calm his nerves. He was expecting visitors this night and they were not the best of company. A shiver of dread ran down his spine and he spent most of the twilight hours staring out of a large window which stood behind his writing desk. It was amazing, he felt, how quickly a man could become attached to a life of luxury; only to be made painfully aware of how easy it was to lose it. War was always a frightening thing, even more so when one had the knowledge and sense to realise that it was no longer an exercise of glory, but a si
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:icondademonicartist:
I read the journal you posted related to this particular writing, so I felt compelled to write a critique.

The first several lines do indicate child-like dreams, but isn't that how we all started? Children who had dreams without limits. As we grow older we see the injustices of the world and almost lose faith in humanity. The narrator experiences this and decides that he's going to do what he thinks will change the world.

Yes the lines that describe the cruel injustices of the world at the time of the archetype pirate, however, they can be used figuratively for today's world.

The final two lines run along the idea of "bad" guys being "good" guys much like Robin Hood and various other depictions of the idea, so some lose of originality points.

I find the imagery disturbingly truthful.

In closing I have to say I enjoy this poem both for entertainment and analyzing. Truly a piece of art, especially when compelled to scrutinize it because of another's opinion.

(P.S This is my first critique, so I hope I did it right and my comments are helpful.)
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ItsAlwaysCaptain Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer

Beautiful..... <3 

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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks mate!

- Your boy, Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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queen-of-fanart Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you put a cover on something you write? I've been trying to put one on my stuff and am failing miserably…:(
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:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Writer
I don't think it's possible anymore mate, it was possible with the old DA system. Now you need to upload it into stash and it is loaded WITH your text

-Siddy Kitty :iconwordofchen:
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queen-of-fanart Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh…:( Ok. Thank you.
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kdhruv2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the poem. And the picture just makes it better.
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samuelskanvis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Haha, very nicely done indeed, has both a child-like innocence and an analytical adult feel to it, which I really like :D
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Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Marvelous!
The childish air transitions sharply, but well, into a more profound message. As always your poetry is meaningful, regardless of its style.
Write on, my friend... write on!
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ButterflyEcho Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The chibi is darling no matter what has been said about it to the contrary!!!:love:
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aisukurimu-tan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully written captain!
Lots of imagination and creativity with the story!
Though not one of your more deeper work, it was an especially entertaining read.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you, it was meant to be entertaining and I'm glad you enjoyed it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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miyu713 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha I really liked that Chibi, Im really happy it was the first one used! :)
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:iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Writer
yes, it was a loving gift and I had to use it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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JirachitheGreat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the Chibi, personally.
.-.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Writer
me too :3

hence why I used it first, it just gave me that creative spark ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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EraRei Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, wonderful job to you and the artist! *applauds*
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iGeekCharming Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Writer
As always, excellent performance Capn'
I'm really enjoying this piece.
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GreyAngelofChaos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awsome
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Rein-Yagami Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Honestly, I think the poem would be much more powerful without the crap chibi art attached. I almost dismissed the poem due to the art alone, but after reading, you do have talent! I would omit using pictures (at-least of this quality) in the future. :/
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Again it was a gift from a wonderful fan. Ye don't need t' worry about me havin' talent. Me constant place on th' front page of deviant art should show ye I have talent enough xD. Trust me, if ye see a lit tag with a skull, sword and red background. THAT'S a word of Chen piece.

So although ye priase me writing, the Chibi was done by a fan and I'm absolutely not ashamed t' use it fer me art. I apologise if it sours ye tastes, but it was made fer me and with a fan's effort so I can't toss it aside ^^ That's me quality as an artist, not just a writer =P

-Captain Chenbeard o' th' Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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HaldoS4 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Photographer
Omg! Too Cute!
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Sunnycat17 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well then YOU ARE A PIRATE!
Yar har tiggle ta dee! Being a pirate is alright to be!
Do what you want cause a pirate is free, you ARE a pirate!
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Spilled-Sunlight Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconluffyplz:
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Spilled-Sunlight Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
The drawing kinda kills it for me

The poem itself is incredible.
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DeeryDeerth Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I first saw this picture, I immediately recognized the awesome character in it. :D
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Harold-F-Davidson Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What the fuck, Guys? (pardon my french)
I read through a couple of the comments and saw the bullcrap.
Someone has obviously taken the time to draw the Chibi/Artwork for him, and Allowed him to use it as a cover. What right does it give you to Criticize it like that?
dA is for constructive criticism, not "Why did you use that shitty Chibi?"

Personally, i think it's a great cover, and a Great poem.
Good job captain, :iconwordofchen: and Zelda :icondarkzelda15:

~Harold
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Arrr, the thing ye got t' learn Harold is that a lot of these artists are very jealous and petty people, they believe they have a lil' more skill and that this picture is only gettin' noticed because of me writin'. As such they feel bitter and post comments (note most don't even criticise the writin' because they know they could do no better). End of the day, th' important thing is this:

I'd rather use an artwork drawn with love than to be an author who only uses the work of other famous artists.

So don't worry about the ignorant. Ignore 'em I say, as long as we all know the quality o' the work, there be no need t' argue. If we must argue, let us do so by gettin' our names known and by showin' them what a real artist is all about ^^

-Captain Chenbeard o' th' Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
love this! gives a really cute idea deep meaning.
(This also made me think of Sherlock Holmes because apparently he wanted to be a pirate.)
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Infernomonster Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
drawing looks like absolute shit.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Writer
It's a fan drawin' fer me character. You should not be rude t' th' artist who made it. I'm very proud of what she did, so please refrain from the unsavoury comments.

-Captain Chenbeard o' th' Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Geobukseon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Writer
Ever watch one piece, chen?
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TonyFurzfox Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
tis awesome~
♥ . .))(
♫ .(ړײ) ♫.
♥ .«▓» ♥.
♫ ..╝╚.. ♫.
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Dnilasor Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Photographer
wow this is awesome i really love it
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Cloudhorn Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I can't explain this as eloquently as I'd like, but you've managed to capture something romantic in this piece. I'm not only talking about the romantic dreams of growing up to become a pirate and roam the seas and search for swag, but more like that feeling you get when you see that something is wrong and you know that you can do something about it. That is a truly romantic feeling in fiction.

And as a personal note this makes me feel guilty for not reading the news as often as I should or following the world events.
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mandalorianjedi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And if you are looking to spam, look no further!
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
True dat.
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ishifishy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it :3 and can relate
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Harold-F-Davidson Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Is it because you're a pirate too? :O
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ishifishy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yep
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Russia-Love Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
CUTE
!!!!!
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Soapets Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice
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13th-madman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
sort of reminds me of an OP pirate...
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Spilled-Sunlight Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
:thumbsup:
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