"They Call Him Dan" (poem-contest) ... 20,000 STEEM Delegation Contest (Day 4)

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.  

So wrote they did like Shakespeare,
And painted like Van Gogh,
And play they did like Mozart,
The high-born and the low.

(Your Stanza)

Day 4

It's Day 4 of The Great @theycallmedan 20,000 STEEM Delegation Contest. 

Day 3's Best Stanza Winner

Yesterday, on Day 3, @girlbeforemirror, the Siren of Soliloquy and the Belle of the Ballad, set the bar high with her Rule-Shattering, "Quill" Rhymes With "Will" (Shakespeare) ... (in the Official Comments Section of my Post, she did not include a Title for her poem ... so I took some liberties. Apparently, it is less glamorously entitled, "Mighty Jaynie," elsewhere).  

Before We Go Further: The hyperlinks I include in my articles are intricate parts of the stories I recount. Clicking upon them is not a suggestion ... it is mandatory. Of course, having said that ... you still have no intent of clicking on them, do you?

Well, let's see if we can't up the ante.

I have written a magical incantation ... a curse ... to befall anyone who reads this post and does not click upon the links:

Bitches and bastards, have Magic I mastered, 
Link-clinking, a choice it is not. 
Don’t screw with intent, or I’ll give you lament, 
Your genitals ... soon will they rot.  

If you don't click on my damn links, you can say goodbye to your nether-regions. And if you think I'm bluffing, ask @blockurator. There is one sorry "I was too busy" S.O.B. ... although, apparently, his wife is happy.


Yesterday, we had more great Write The Next Stanza entries from Participants possessing serious poetic talent.

But there ...


And yet there will be two.

The Winners for The Best Stanza (2) are: @blueeyes8960 and @manoldonchev.

Blue and Manny's entries were so equally matched that I tormented over which one to choose. But then my daughter reminded me that it's only costing me 3 STEEM apiece, so why not buy them both a coffee (albeit, "a Small" at McDonald's). And, since I am a poet and can't follow Rules either, it works out for everyone involved. 

Ladies First. 

Here's @blueeyes8960 entry:

These men took heart, for tis a start
To make this Steemworld great,
A place to share, Men who dare,
To live, to love, to create.

Very nice.

And @manoldonchev's:

The desert dry and mountain high
Them would not turn astray
And neither would the lows in which
They struggle sometimes may.

Manny's ... "The Man."

The Rules (That No One's Following)

1. Write ... One Stanza (4 lines) that semantically follows what I have already written.

2. Drop your stanza in my comments section. You may also create your own post and drop the hyperlink in your comment on my Post.

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. ReSteem.

6. I will apply Honor and Discretion to determine which of your Rule-Breaking entries nevertheless qualify.  

7. 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 Upvoting Support on the Winner's Stanza (in their Comment of the Prior Day's Post).    

20,000 STEEM Delegation Contest 

If you haven't dPoll voted yet, please do. The directions are directly below and it's quick and easy. 

To win, we will NEED every possible vote, including yours. Although we are second-to-none in the quality of our content, we are massively outnumbered in the quantity of our members (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 (I remind you ... your genitals.) And ... did you remember to upvote yesterday's Winner of the Best Stanza? If not, please click on Yesterday's Contest Post and give them some love.


How To Vote

  1. Click this Link 
  2. When asked, Login to steemconnect
  3. Select "steemitbloggers"


@quillfire my entry in today's contest! (I followed the rules... As much as I can! Upvoted and resteemed.)

The battle fierce is not yet done -
Strain ev'ry nerve we will,
Toiling 'neath the sweltering sun,
With harp and brush and quill.


And thus did the Quill a new minion gain... - He said meaning mostly good.

@quillfire thank you for your kind words (:

@manoldonchev hahaha you inspired another verse:

And thus the Quill a minion gained,
An equal partnership -
In birthing words with little pain,
And stirring feelings deep.

Happy to be a fellow poet🌻🌻

Your balance is below $0.3. Your account is running low and should be replenished. You have roughly 10 more @dustsweeper votes. Check out the Dustsweeper FAQ here: https://steemit.com/dustsweeper/@dustsweeper/dustsweeper-faq


Joey ... great job!

It would seem like PHC is awash with poetic talent ... why haven't I seen more of you guys writing poems? Well, I'm keeping a list and when this Contest is over ... :-)


One man bowed out to promote
Others unto frolic
Quill's his name, with open flame
Asked, "Geez, where are my bollocks?"

He reached for pen, a fancy phallic
To see what verse incite
Lines and rhymes, a real smart alec,
But none could he recite.


Take Note Folks (and Whales): This is what happens when you piss off a professional poet. :-)

... and arriving less than one hour after my post to boot.

Beautifully done, brother. You'll be featured in tomorrow's post not matter what.


Eeeeexcellent stuff! So glad you joined. That a roast reminder, I guess.

There is a great deal of poetic prowess in this group! I'm resteeming and sharing with c-squared; hope it helps 😊

Thank you sweetie xxx


You bet it does. Thanks Lynn.


I think your daughter already is the perfect Conciliary. I am sure you did not consult her about that curse, though.

I'll take a step back now. Wait for next stanza. No? I can't? I kind of expected it. Well, then...

And all the while their enterprise
A lesson in aesthetics
Would have to long endure to see
A world of higher ethics.

Great work @quillfire

Upvoted and resteemed


This post was shared in the Curation Collective Discord community for curators, and upvoted and resteemed by the @c-squared community account after manual review.
@c-squared runs a community witness. Please consider using one of your witness votes on us here


I love you guys.


Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you @quillfire for your tireless efforts in this dpoll! You are a real trooper!!!! MWAH!


We ARE going to win! Guts ... count!


Ploughing until the finish line!!!! ;)

Coin Marketplace

STEEM 0.17
TRX 0.03
JST 0.040
BTC 10909.40
ETH 365.31
USDT 1.00
SBD 0.96