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.
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 ...
"CAN BE ONLY ONE!"
And yet there will be two.
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.
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.
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%!!!
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
- Click this Link
- When asked, Login to steemconnect
- Select "steemitbloggers"