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Why I Hate My Life:

Despite the fact that I'm a trained professional
I have to work odd-jobs making deliveries on a motorcycle

The only girl who I ever loved
was just using me as a replacement

The only girl that actually likes me
runs a bar and took over my house

I don't have the guts to kick her out
so I end up sleeping at an abandoned church

I've recently picked up a strange rash
it hurts and I have to wear sleeves to cover it

My only friends are a guy that never comes out from a forest
and a girl that's always looking to steal the meager possessions I have

Everything sucks really
because the one person who cared about me
is already dead...

He was my army buddy, always cool, always the best
I visit his grave sometimes, in the middle of long deliveries

The worst part about everything though
is the fact that the one guy who made my life hell
The one guy who took everything important away from me
just came back to town a few minutes ago...

And you know what he said the moment our eyes met?
"It's been awhile, Cloud..."


-Chen Yuan Wen, 28th September 2012
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Alright soooo by now you probably figured that this is a joke poem xD

One of the reasons I wanted to do this, is because I keep seeing reposts of stories like 'My Life Sucks' etc. It usually is a written description of spongebob's life and at the end they usually go: "The worst part is that I live in a pineapple under the sea."

After seeing those sorts of stories, I wanted to lighten the mood and try a story like this based on Cloud from FF7. Hopefully it puts things in perspective for everyone else that says their life sucks.

Looking at it from an outside perspective though, Cloud's life really did suck, he ends up as a delivery boy despite saving the world and is so Beta that he can't even hit on Tifa who already likes him a lot. It's like...using a reverse friendzone. She's trying to pull him into the boyfriend zone and he's all 'Naaaaah brah, I'm too emo, I'll go cry at Zack's tomb again'. Seriously Cloud, give Tifa's 'materia' a try, you'll probably enjoy it, unless VincentxCloud is the truth *___*

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

Other Poems by Me:
My Beautiful Filth My Beautiful Filth:

We'll start with the rose petals
scattered lavishly across the bed
A symbolic collage of my broken thoughts
like memories crushed and thrown into the winds
they lie where they fall, forever forgotten...

Tacks and nails shall line the floor!
A perfect representation of my painful steps
To walk forward was to suffer
to stand still was to endure
Like the insults thrown at me, like the physical abuse
they drive their way into my skin and remain embedded
Unable to be removed except by force

And now comes the masterpiece, the perfect finishing touch
A wall of words and photographs depicting my sorrows and greivance
Whispering to Lucifer Whispering to Lucifer:

Humans are such wonderous creatures
even when granted the gift of knowledge
They fall prey to their own insecurities
slaves to their own fears and paranoia

Such is the father's gift of free will...

Yes my lord, I understand
but do you not feel disappointment?
The great bringer of light has condemned himself to an eternity of darkness
simply so his father's children may roam free

Without adversity, there can be no acension...

Ah, such a philosophical statement from you
I am well aware that humans must experience both extremes
Without tasting joy it would be impossible to understand sorrow
Yet I fear that my
Letting Go of You Letting Go of You:

You abandoned me in the past
without so much as a proper goodbye
One day you simply chose to walk out the door
and you never did come back...

I was angry then, hurting badly
I wondered if I was in some way inadequate
I wondered if you left because I am so easy to despise
and eventually my sorrow turned to anger

I wanted to become great
to show you that you made the wrong choice
to take my strength and throw it in your face
just so you would regret it

But then I saw how happy you were...

In the time we've been apart
You've made a new life for yourself
You've found someone who loves and treasures you
and upon
This is All About You This Is All About You:

Most people giving you advice, might take a quote from a book

Most people giving you advice, have never had a real look

So from someone who's been watching, let me lay my heart bare

I want to show you all the special things, about the girl for whom I care

She always does her very best, no matter how tough the task

Even when she's struggling, she puts on a brave mask

She's always trying to learn new things, just for a chance to make you proud

She can be a little bit quiet, but I think that's better than being loud

She's not the very best in sports, I know she can be kind of a klutz

But she smiles and goes on an


Other Literature by Me:
Mercenary 1-1 MERCENARY

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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prestosauce Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what I was expecting...
XD Goddammit, I fell for that...
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sonamydbz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I feel you ........
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Glad for the feel :3

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Eonlie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I am so glad I thought of FF7 before I got to the end XD This is really good though. It starts out sad, but when you realize that it's actually a joke, you can't help but giggle ^^
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Bwahaha, thank you for enjoying it. Hopefully you enjoy my new works coming out soon ^^

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Eonlie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I def will <3 Sarah and I can't wait until we see your new work ^^

Oh, and in case you haven't noticed, though I'm sure it's quite obvious, my name is Simone ^^ I liked your page recently XD Not a smart thing to do, have Sarah and I on the same page...
You poor, poor man :(
Sorry in advance!

{Sarah's next to me agreeing and laughing XD}
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Ooooo so you're the two, please comment more, I love engaging in conversation ^^

When I'm not busy as all hell :3 xD (I still totally haven't replied to your notes ad I need to do that soon)

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Eonlie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
*flail*
Yeah XD
Really though, we can be a bit much, so if we're ever overwhelming, just tell us :T

Haha, I totally get that ^^ It's no worries dear!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Nah its cool :3 New idea on Facebook, let me know what you two think rofl.

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Perianth5 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
You put this guy through hell....... LOVE IT!!! :meow: :clap: :happybounce:
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GottaLoveFerb Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
makes absoloutley NO sense
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Writer
It's about Cloud from FF7 (particularly from Advent children), if you know the character it'll make more sense. This is clearly a satire though, it's parodying the normal poems about people that hate their life, by using a video game character ^^ Hope this helps

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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GottaLoveFerb Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
thanx it does
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fo148 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist
I lol'd and noww i have to fave. :shakefish:
Anyways good job :clap:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Bwahaha thank ye :3

-Captain Chenbeard o' th' Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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cooltiger19999 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I got kinf of sad when I read that pert about Zack, because in my opinion he was one of the best FF characters ever I also kind of cryed when he died too.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye, it is sad indeed

-Captain Chenbeard o' th' Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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ntnlabs Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Nice story :)
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Nealin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Is it bad that I knew at "I have to do odd jobs making deliveries" already? xD It is bad, isn't it? *headdesk*
I think I've watched that movie one too many times.

I'm usually the person going "durr I don't get it" even at the end, making others facepalm. Maybe my brain is just tuned to Final Fantasy since I'm playing x right now? ^^'

Very funny either way. ;3
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TwiUnderSeeker Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Great job.
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noorelven Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
not faving it because i dont like cloud .. but otherwise its an awesome piece!
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FlyAway-555 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha I read the last word and I'm like, "this is totally final fantasy.' Good work, Chen.
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crysanthemum963 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I loved this, it was funny yet I felt bad for Cloud xD. It's nice to see a simpler and more care-free style once in a while :).
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xZhikkax Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, this was epic xD First I thought it was serious, but then.. yeah... I saw the rest. I love you works^^
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Delicatesilver Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's great loved it. Had to re-read it again after the last line however :)
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Acheron21 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
:D
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Shadowstar1224 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I love these stories so much.
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Divapinkdress74 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I thought this was real for a minute, I was sad and wanted to cry -_________- *facepalms*
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aiedail-guardian Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh man, this is amazing! XD
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kalic00 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
didn't get it:/
im guessing some game or movie reference, or whatever the hell ff7 is

i really should take more interest in pop culture, one cant keep watching movies from the good days, im also guessing this isn't horror, further explains why i have no knowledge of it
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Final Fantasy 7 was probably one of the hit games of the 90s. The villain and protagonist. Sephiroth and Cloud respectively are in Kingdom Hearts and Dissidia and in many other games as well.

Basically they are icons, but since you are young you probably don't know them well xD

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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kalic00 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright. the 90s games i really only ever play are the mortal kombat three original instalments (arcade emulator on xbox) and like halo CE and quake2. and like, pokemon and mario, no real rpgs

meh, i guess this would be like asking a little kid now if they ever played the original Ratchet and Clank,

thank you for being the third freakin person to clarify, i now feel like a criminal for not having known what ff7 is due to the amount of shock in the other 2 replies.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha, it's okay ^^ You're not a criminal, many of the younger gen don't know Cloud and Sephiroth xD

I mean...even worse are villains like the Emperor, Garland, Ex-Death, Kefka...these guys are never even mentioned xD

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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kalic00 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for calling me a not-criminal cap


-the dude with all the swords in the sangue-padre :iconwordofchen:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Of course you aren't one O_O

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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kalic00 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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immortal-terror Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
FF7 stands for Final Fantasy 7. If you haven't heard of it- no that's just crazy you must've. It's an extremely popular video game with some movies based off of it. ^-^
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kalic00 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*feels stupid for not knowing what it is*
the videogames I play with my friends are call of duty, minecraft and halo, take me out of those and im lost
and the movies I watch are either horror, or superhero movies, Im gonna guess that it is neither of these
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immortal-terror Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Have you ever heard of Kingdom Hearts or- never mind :P least you know what it is now. Sort of.
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kalic00 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kingdom hearts is the one with goofy and donald and the keysword thing?
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immortal-terror Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Indeed, yeah that's the same creators of FF collabed with Disney.
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kalic00 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh, cool

your username makes me guess you like blood on the dance floor
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immortal-terror Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, good guess. Indeed you are correct.
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aiedail-guardian Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's written from the perspective of Cloud from the video game Final Fantasy 7, specifically written during the time frame of the movie FF7: Advent Children.
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kalic00 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, im still relatively clueless, but ive looked up final fantasy 7 and i kinda get it a tad more now, not much, but still.

see, i only really play three videogames, all of these online with my friends, call of duty, minecraft and halo, and outside of that, there is little I know of videogames, i know darksiders cus i was researching the book of revelations a while back
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aiedail-guardian Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No problem. :)
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kaylathejedi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
My favorite poem by far!
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Princ3ssWolfi3 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really enjoyed it a lot hope you keep doing more because it was the best great job on this one!!! *_*
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J-ko Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
It didn't hit me that it was Cloud until the girl who runs a bar part. Good one! XD
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WickedLovelyItachi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Bahahaha! You totally caught me off guard! As I started reading the poem, I thought the situations sounded really familiar, but I couldn't place it. Then I figured it out when you mentioned the abandoned church. Haha! Really well done! This made me giggle. ^_^
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