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The Simple Delights:

The world is a place of simple pleasures
of the simple delights that we fail to see
Like a rose whose thorns will prick unwary
we focus on the negatives that be

But if we chose to hold the rose
Gentle and with grace
Its thorns would simply press our skin
Not pain or poison laced

If we could learn the simple lessons
of looking at all the good things in life
Then food would be the only object
to meet the edge of my knife

I see so many different ways
to enjoy the life that I have today
I could go to the store and buy a snack
A treat for me I say

Perhaps I'll choose to walk the distance
or maybe I'll take the bus this morn
But none can take the simple pleasure
of the rising sun at dawn

The simple things are what I wish to share
For like my heart, they are always true
and if you were here, sitting beside me
then I'd share this sunrise with you

-Chen Yuan Wen, 8th August 2012, Unofficial Release
If you enjoyed it, please take a moment to favourite it ^^

To my dearest readers, friends and fans,

I am asking my co-captain to post this author's comment on my behalf, as I am still extremely busy with school work. I hope to return officially by next week, but that will depend on my current school burdens. In the mean time however, I have decided to use my filler releases to the best of their ability, in order to personally tailor my poetry to better suit the readers.

The reason for this comes from a few conversations I've had with fans, who indicated to me that despite my releases being 'filler' releases, they actually enjoyed the work and felt that it was worth reading.

This then prompted both Hayes and I to try and take into account the tastes of the reader, as we continue to provide you all with entertainment, poetry and feels all around. As such, we hope that you will take a moment to favourite the filler works that you genuinely like (as we continue to release them), so that we can obtain a measure of whether or not you like a particular style and genre.

With this data, I hope to produce even better works once I officially return and in that way, we hope to provide you with quality poetry that you would actually enjoy reading. Word of Chen has always focused exclusively on the tastes of its readers, because the support and love of our fans and friends has been the most important factor in getting me to where I am today.

So to end this comment, thank you all for reading my works and I hope to get back to properly entertaining you soon.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
-Posted by Co-Captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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KitkatPurple Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Made me smile and feel warm and fuzzy :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Always glad t' do so ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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driftingleaf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your poetry is deep and meaningful.
Nice work! I look forward to more~
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly, though me reply be months late x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Winter995 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Can you please explan the 3rd stanza to me
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Third stanza is a reference to self-harming individuals.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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ChocolateShortcake77 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Love the descriptive words you use.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you and wow I'm replying to this in november...I failed .___.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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TwiUnderSeeker Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Another Great.
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o0SHeeP0o Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE :D da dum da dum da dum da dum
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noorelven Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Reminds me of the song The Little Things from the soundtrack of Wanted.
I like this piece :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Arr thank ye kindly xD

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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noorelven Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
welcomes :D
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Lostonpurpose Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I really liked the last piece! Very good
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly, tha Captain be thankful fer tha compliment

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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asamreen78 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing~
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly, tha Captain be thankful fer tha compliment

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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asamreen78 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No problem~
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FluffyWhale Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Just beautiful very beautiful!:hug:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye fer tha kind comment, tha Captain be glad ta know ye like this piece ^^

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Very beautiful unofficial release. I love it ^^
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly fer readin' :D

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I wasn't having the best day today, and this poem made me feel a lot better :) thanks :hug:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Arr we be mightly glad ta have cheered ye up lass :D Tis' be a pleasure to see yer smilin' now. Thank ye fer readin' this piece ^^

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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EmotionsxTears Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student

I've always wanted to write a poem like this. I have once.
This is also part of the way I think. I think that, no matter what a situation holds, there is always some pleasant thing there. Something of pleasure. If I'm crying, the room I'm in is pleasant. The pillow or blanket my tears fall onto are there. The HOUSE is there. I could be on the road with no house.
What if I was on the road with no house? I would be thankful that I have clothes. That I'm alive. That I have the beautiful sites and the colors around me.

No matter where you are, there is always something that brings pleasure. Whether it be simple or not.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye yer completely right, life aint all about tha negatives, there's always somethin' good there! ^^ Thank ye fer readin' this piece, me Captain be mighty glad ^^

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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Krystallien Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the poem, same like the others. :3
And I like it too, because I mustn't look up the translation of words, I understand all! XD
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha aye, tha Captain can be confusin' at times xD We thank ye kindly fer readin' this piece! ^^

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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Krystallien Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome. :3
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20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Another great poem, full of meaning!:)
Great work captain, even if you're busy atm and not able to post anything!:iconpiratelaplz:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly, tha Captain be glad ye like this piece :D

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Indeed!:hug:
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Mossstar10 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, shniekys, this is good! It has that pleasure twist to it!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye indeed it does :D Tha Captain be thankful fer ye readin' this

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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Zephyras-Lied Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice poem. It is hard to find people who enjoy little things in life instead of just looking at all the negatives. Great job! :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly fer readin' this, me an' tha Captain agree completely

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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theGman0 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist
well done, I wish more people would stop and just take a minute to enjoy the simple things in life.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye tha world would be better by far

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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DannyOfX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
What a nice pome you've wrote here Chen.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Tha Captain be happy ta hear ye like this, thank ye kindly

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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DannyOfX Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
No prob Chenbeard. And give my thanks to your Hayes too ^^
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Arr ye seem ta be confused, I be Hayes, I'm takin' care o' tha Captain's ship cause he be very busy with 'is school work xD

- Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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DannyOfX Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Aw okay Xp
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Writer
xDD

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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Cuddlepuss Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good. I'm impressed.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly, tha Captain be happy ta hear ye enjoyed this piece :D

-Co-captain Hayes :iconlugialuvr13:
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Cuddlepuss Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure.
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