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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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