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It is painful at times,
Seeing those born with skill and talent.

They paint such beautiful things, using the barest of material.
Entire worlds are spun at their fingertips, all from a dot of paint.

I think sometimes, of how nice it must be,
To be able to capture such beauty, within the borders of a page.
To spin a tale from but the smallest of phrases,
To create a fantastic adventure from a mundane experience.

It is painful indeed at times. When I am seated in this room,
Surrounded by the dull hum of failure and regret,
I ask myself, with eyes burning in the mirror,
Am I finally ready to give it all up?

'No!' I say

I will not let it end this way!
Not without a fight, not until I know that I am utterly broken.

The good lord may have blessed you with talent my friend,
He has given you everything that I could have ever desired...

But there is one thing that I have earned;
One little gift that remains my own.

You would not know of it,
Since you have never felt it,
And that is the pain of being a loser.





Piece 5 of the Creative Rush.

Sometimes you see the works of the other people and you're just mindblown at how incredible they are. It's even worse when they're basically the same age as you. I'm all like...screw that I'm not even on the same level.

It hurts, but I guess that's why we keep trying, even if we look uncool at present. I want to believe that even if I am a loser now, some day I will be recognised for my effort. It's hard and you just take the small bits of recognition as they come, but in the end that'll take you somewhere. It's all about how much you're willing to put in and how many times you're willing to put it down to pick up a distraction.

Overcoming talent isn't easy, but I'm definitely going to try simply so I can see what it feels like to really stand out there with the greats :3.

Anyway, since the speech is over, come like my facebook page: www.facebook.com/WordOfChen

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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This is for the Average Artist by WordOfChen Suggester says, "Truly an inspiring piece of how an ''average artist'' perception when surrounded with others who they deem better and bigger than themselves." ( Suggested by Qihah and Featured by GrimFace242 )
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I have always respected as well as envied actors, visual artists, musicians and singers much better than me. I've clung to writing as my art form because it is the one I can do most easily, the one that comes naturally to me. I feel like I could have developed any of those skills if I had started them earlier or used more discipline. It really does come down to dedication, choosing what talent we want to further develop. It's an investment. My fear is that I could invest in something that I end up not enjoying or being very good at. Writing feels safe for me, so that's what I'm sticking with (and spending money on in my college courses). Don't give up doing what makes you feel happy and accomplished!
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rOsso-mimi Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Inferiority has been bothering me for some time when bad things happen at the same time regarding "Do I really have the skill to draw?" And your poem just made me feel a bit better. And I know practice and hard work should do but... I still have these buts OTL Thank you anyways
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Gracefulimplosion Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I appreciate your candid eloquence. But I must highlight something. I am an artist who was born with talent, but I had to work and work and work and work to make it into skill. Nothing of worth is free and easy, and if you want to be the most BADASS artist you can be then just keep working. and work some more. then work. it'll happen if you want it enough. even though i love my work, i am seriously humbled by the mass of amazing artists out there. they make it look easy, but i doubt it is. Michaelangelo once said, 'If they knew how much work went into my mastery they wouldn't be so impressed.'
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CheshireCaine Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on getting a Daily Deviation!
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
woah, nice work! saw it in someone i know's faves section. ok, know's isnt a word.
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Snapdragoon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
There is no such thing 'born with skill and talent'. 'Natural talent' is a myth and a load of bs. What people call 'talent' is actually ambition and drive. Every single good artist has had to work hard to be good. You won't get anywhere just wallowing in self pity and comparing yourself to others. Comparing yourself to others is poison, especially because you never know what they've actually been through, or how hard they worked to get there.
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ZelgadisGW Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
I would say talent does matter to some extend (and it goes nicely along with theory of evolution), thought it's obvious that hard work is required to back it up. But of course, we can never know what other people actually been through. Same goes for the author here, you or me. You know, after much angst, self-loathing, frustration amd work I still got nowhere (in area of drawing, I mean), and because of that I can relate to everything that is stated here. Please, do not understeminate what the author wrote here.
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DoubleLeggy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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NeroInu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Imperfection leads to the desire to improve.

In the end, it is endlessly comforting to know that I am where I am now because I led myself here.

And who knows, maybe, if I play my cards right, I'll have the will to bring myself much farther than what natural talent has taken other people to.
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Bonzai-Magic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
nicely written and very relatable. Persevere my friend!  

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