Poem by @QuillFire
Member, The Power House Creatives
They Call Him Dan
They call him Dan, who was the Man,
The Man who said, “Enough,”
I’ll not sit by and watch it die,
I’ll call, the Gods, their bluff.
I’ll use my might to flames ignite,
Own profits, sacrifice,
I’ll Delegate to elevate,
Those Men who’ll pay a price.”
And so they did as he had bid,
Some Men, they drew their swords,
For courage is contagious,
As Fate all march towards.
All shared a dream, of it a theme,
All dreamt of what could be,
To judge a Man by Merit,
Not wealth nor pedigree.
It's Day 3 of The Great @theycallmedan 20,000 STEEM Delegation Contest.
Filtered/UnFiltered Vote Results
As with all things Steemit, there were some "voting shenanigans" during the first STEEM Delegation Contest. Hence, @theycallmedan created some filters to ensure that the dPoll voting was more fair this time around. When checking the Vote Totals, you must enter the following filter conditions:
As you can see, it makes a significant difference:
Day 2's Best Stanza Winner
Even on this Contest's opening day's launch, we were fortunate to have a number of excellent entries. It is obvious that some of my Power House Creatives' teammates have bee holding out on me, hiding their poetic skills so as to avoid, well probably ... me.
Anyway, the Winner for The Best Stanza (1) [there will be 5 total] is: @girlbeforemirror.
I'm Marg's poetry mentor ... but don't believe that afforded her an advantage. If anything, I judge her far more harshly than I do others. (And, she deserves it because she's bloody cheeky and gives me endless amounts of grief.)
For all of Marg's literary talents, which are enormous, she isn't a Slave to the Rules. But, then again, neither am I. But she's way worse. She was supposed to write ... ONE Stanza. And, this SINGULAR Stanza was supposed to be a continuation of MY Poem.
Marg, however, was not alone in "creatively interpreting" the instructions.
Anyway, for the rest of this Contest, I will apply my Honor Code & Discretion to determine what qualifies as an entry because, if I don't ... I'd have to disqualify 75% of you.
Arrrgh ... poets are high maintenance.
Here's Marg's entry (since she did not include a title, I took some liberties):
"Quill" Rhymes With "Will" (Shakespeare)
Waving his sword, they all applaud,
The macho men of might,
Those god's and men, clashed to defend,
Meek fishies right to bite.
They battled hard, those men and bard,
Their commander was tough,
This band of man, their strong command,
Was made of mighty stuff.
The tale he told, this bard so bold,
Sold masculine and mean,
The truth is grand, this brawny band,
Rallied behind their queen.
A tougher broad, not chain record,
Until she hit the scene,
She may look cute, but none refute,
Front line her boots did gleam.
So boys stay brave, she's vows to save,
The battle lines are drawn,
Do not be fooled, she won't be cooled,
She'll fight and tweet til dawn.
She draws her sword, along with Zord,
Women and men of truth,
Blockchain record, great Dan reward,
Now hit that polling booth.
Did I mention "cheeky?"
Despite Marg's poem, "'Quill" Rhymes With "Will" (Shakespeare)," having broken EVERY SINGLE Rule of the Contest, it is of such excellent quality I simply must award her the Prize. Moreover, if I didn't, it is all-but-certain that @jaynie would kick me out of Power House Creatives. For those who haven't intuited it ... @jaynie's ... "The Queen."
The Rules (That No One Is Following)
1. Write ... One Stanza (4 lines) that follow what I have already written.
2. Drop it in my comments section. You may also create your own post and drop a hyperlink in that comment.
3. Go back to Yesterday's Contest Post and upvote ... at 100%, you cheap buggers ... the Winner's comment.
4. Upvote my damn post ... at 100%!!!
5. I will apply my Honor Code and Discretion to determine which of your rule-breaking entries qualifies.
6. I am all about Meritocracy. There will be no "spreading around the Prizes to make sure everyone gets their turn." If you want to win, write the Best Stanza. If the same person wins every day, so be it.
Click the Original Contest Post for a full explanation.
Ongoing, there will be a slight modification. So as to distribute the Power House Creatives' (SteemitBloggers) limited upvoting power amongst as many PHC Contest-related posts as possible, @QuillFire will Wallet Transfer 3 STEEM to each Daily Winner of The Best Stanza. We're also hoping for lots of other Participant and PHC Member support.
20,000 STEEM Delegation Contest
If you haven't dPoll voted yet, please do. The directions are directly below. It's quick and easy.
To win, we will NEED every possible vote, including yours. Although we are second-to-none in quality, we are massively outnumbered in quantity (nevertheless, so far, we are in First Place). We count upon ALL those who share our ethos, that: Content Shall Be Compensated Commensurate With Its Quality to support us, so that we can lead the charge to transform the blockchain into something everyone can be proud of.
Lastly ... don't forget to go back and cry over my first Contest poem, Victory's Price.
How To Vote
- Click this Link
- When asked, Login to steemconnect
- Select "steemitbloggers"