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Some days I find myself staggering from this hovel;
To stand with shaking legs upon the window ledge.
I look down at the tiny world below, wind rushing before me;
And I wonder if I'll be able to fly tonight...

The caress of the wind, so gentle upon my skin.
One step, one leap and I'd dip myself into the eye of the storm.

But just before my courage sends me;
Just before I take the final plunge.
I find myself looking back, at the world I'd leave behind...

Stacks of paper and a pot of ink,
Reams of stories too precious to burn.
Ideas and fears both rolled into one;
And pages of poetry left undone...

It always leaves me smiling...

For these were the treasures so close to my heart.
They are the wealth of my mind; my soul, my art.

And I could never ever leave them be,
Where another might burn them, without thinking of me...

"Apologies father, I cannot join you yet:
For in this world, a treasure still exists.
A treasure that was made, just for me..."
Want to listen to the audio reading of the poem? ---> Click here: snd.sc/1c9A5uX

Maties,

T'night we have a commission by :icontngapch: - She's an incredible artist who's been around for about 4 years and really you should check her out if you haven't already.

The subject commissioned was about treasure and how one man's treasure is another's trash. I wanted to take that idea a step beyond and include an entire story behind it, because I felt there was more to the idea emotionally and I hope this piece satisfies.

If you too would like yer own poem or flash fiction commissioned. Check out my journal! There are plenty of special offers on at this time :3

:iconpointcommissionsask: - The orders are waiting :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Ashbrie13 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so beautifully written. Kudos. 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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cezanne-guidry Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This made me cry.  True brilliance!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Glad ye liked it :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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StarClanPhotoGirl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<33<3<33<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye fer th' love x'D

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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StarClanPhotoGirl Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So sweet!
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candygirl101010 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i like this allot its sweet
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Glad t' hear that ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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animeloverishere Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg...this...is so...this just made my life...

I EFFING WANNA MARRY YOOOUUUU
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha o rly? 

Thank ye fer th' compliment ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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animeloverishere Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it was amazing @_@
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liongirl88 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
beautyful...
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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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aWay-with-knives Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
amen, cracker!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha I'm not white though .3.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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aWay-with-knives Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
hahahaha don't worry. we have cracker hearts thatr understand more than these crumbly-depths
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Antarcticahetalia Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's deep
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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DerpPaws Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist

I love this. Its beautiful and you did a perfect job at it.

Wonderful work.

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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly fer th' praise ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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DerpPaws Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Anytime hun.
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HazyDreamerNeko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I think a lot of artists should be able to relate to this in a way... at least i do ^^
It is beautifully written.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Well thank ye kindly, I'm very glad that ye enjoyed it ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Rovelae Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!!! The hinted backstory is awesome! :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly, I'm very glad ye enjoyed it m'friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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LayaAmaranthi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful. :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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LayaAmaranthi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yer welcome. XD
I'm off t' me hammock. 

... I think I should stick to regular speech. Though if it were 'type like a robot would speak' I could probably pull that off. 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Bwahaha, it's alright :3 Speak as ye like, me accent only be fer th' entertainment of others ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gold. Pure beauty, all of it. :heart: I love deviantART! 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
My thanks fer enjoyin' it friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :icongrin--plz:
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angelgirlartist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Russianbear09 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great job! I liked the idea of leaving his unfinished works behind.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Bwahaha, well he didn't at least, he decided he wouldn't die this time ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Madrin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Now that one is truly beautiful.  The idea of leaving behind unfinished work is too hard to bear.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Agreed, it would be sad to leave it all behind ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Yukidaruma1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
you just made one more fan man
your kind of writings are whats poetry is all about
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly, I'm just glad t' be doin' somethin' different t' the teeny, emo poets out there x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Cr4zyW45t3d Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Wonderful!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye very kindly ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Vivacia18 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous love:heart: even more than the prose itself, it is always rewarding to read yor unique views, a refreshing step outside the norm.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Haha thank ye kindly m'dear :3 Always glad t' do somethin' different ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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foxhead128 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye m'friend, always glad t' do good work ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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lolnyny Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I love so much your poetry!! Keep the good work! :)
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye very much fer enjoyin' me work ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the story you created, and I love the flow of the poem :)
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