Advance to Minnow - Appreciation and Contest

in contest •  2 months ago

Anyone who has been on Steemit for very long at all knows what an awesome community we have here!
There are many people to thank for me reaching the status of Minnow today.
The awesome group at @curie are one big one - as they are some of the first to see quality in my story posts.
Others who have really helped support me include @tcpolymath with the Mesopotamians boosting program, @paulag with her Redfish League, @pifc with the associated @minnowbuilder pages and finally the push last week from @hitmeasap pushed me over the edge to finally being a minnow in my own right - I get to keep the (upvote) slider!

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Soooo.... announcing a celebration and

Poetry Contest! Theme: Being a Minnow

prizes

  • 1 share of Steem Basic Income for my favorite poem.
  • Additional shares may become available depending on the support received on this contest.

rules

  • upvotes/resteems are optional, but will help increase the prize pool.
  • write an original poem - min length 3 lines, maximum 20-24 lines.
  • topic - being a minnow
  • any style is welcome. Haiku (17-syllable or freestyle, as you wish.), limerick, cinquain, acrostic, sonnet, song whatever takes your fancy!
  • post your poem on Steemit and put the link as a reply below.
  • Deadline is post payout, so Oct 15, 1pm Mountain Daylight Time.

Image Credit: Minnow is from Pixabay - all editing done by myself.


Lori Svensen
author/designer at A'mara Books
photographer/graphic artist for Viking Visual
now also on: Whaleshares and WeKu


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I've done the haiku so now for the Limerick hehehe

There once was a minnow from Nantucket,
Who swam round in circles in a bucket,
They signed up for Steem
But the whales were so mean
I'll never be a dolphin, ahhh f$*k it!

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I think you'll be appreciated by @davemccoy for this one...
What's so great in Nantucket anyway. :p
But you made me laugh. Good entry.

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Mucky Buckets :P

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Yes, that does very nicely, lol. Good excuse, anyway. I'm just very aware of many-a limerick beginning with someone from Nantucket...

Nothing wrong with being a smartass - as long as you're a funny smartass!

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"Steemit" would have possibly worked at the end of the first line too....

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Yes, it really would. I plan to do future poetry contests and I plan to push you a little...

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@viking-ventures is right, this is very good :)

This was a fun one to write!

A Poem for the Minnow

Good luck to everyone!

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Dear lori I am so happy for you. On to both Being dolphins swimming the steemit seas

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Thank you for stopping by! Have you signed up for the Minnow power up league?

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YES I I think so. Where did you sign up?

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I didnt See myself on the list I did sign up with this League too, so I did it again. ThAnx

Hooray minnowhood! Welcome! :)

Well since I didn't need to transfer anything to push you to minnow...had meant to do this a couple times...I am instead buying you 2 shares in @minnowbuilder3 to add to the share you already bought.

Can't wait to fund the minnow builder levels and open up the Dolphin Builder account. Can you picture us building dolphins up every so often. Naturally you will be right in the first group once it's live.

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Thanks for the support, my friend. It's been good working together on these projects.

The dolphinbuilder will be awesome! In the mean time, I'm sure I'll find a couple other projects to help me on my way - such as the Minnow Power up league by @steemcommunity :-)

I can also do my project for Mesopotamians. I'm thinking poetry, but not just haiku that everyone knows about now... I want to push people out of their comfort zones a little and explore different kinds of poetry.

Oh, how amazing for you! I'm so excited and hope you become a dolphin soon.
Ren

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Thank you! Now, I just need someone to start entering the contest!

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Okay. Let me get started then on this contest! (it wouldn't allow me to resteem.)
Ren

yepppppeeeeeeee congratulations. Enjoy the slider. :-)

The Minnow's Haiku

Live in the river
but dreaming of the ocean,
I am a minnow.

Hi @viking-ventures - I found this thanks to the Monday Madness show with @poeticsnake and @thebugiq
Congratulations on reaching a milestone and the journey to being a dolphin. Steemit is pretty awesome.

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Hey there! Good to run into you again. Thanks to @poeticsnake and @thebugiq for mentioning this.
And now that I'm looking at it, looks like I need to select a winner now. :-) Pity there weren't more entries, but maybe next time.