"They Call Him Dan" (poem-contest) ... 20,000 STEEM Delegation Contest (Day 6)

in powerhousecreatives •  2 months ago

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.

They used their minds, to voices find,
Their creations, innovative,
And all did laud, as all were awed,
By power house creatives.

And those with gold watched all unfold,
As hearts were bent to Will,
For there’s victory in volonté,
And the fire of a quill.

(Your Stanza)

Day 6

It's Day 6 of The Great @theycallmedan 20,000 STEEM Delegation Contest. 

Day 5's Best Stanza Winner

Yesterday, on Day 5, I awarded a triple win to @blockurator, @joeylim and @manoldonchev because all were great entries and because I have no discipline.

Adding up my burgeoning Contest debts, I decided to force myself to pick only one Winner for today's Best Stanza. Although it was not easy, I'm awarding it to @joeylim as his stanza was well constructed and flowed seamlessly from my own poem.

Here's her entry:

Creatives rushed from foreign lands
To join them in their quest -
Ov'r desert, sea and soft quicksand,
They hastened without rest.

Congratulations Joey, the "Gal of Lore from Singapore."

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).    

To all the Winners: I will try to Wallet Transfer during the Contest ... but I'm already struggling to hit deadlines. In the worst-case-scenario, I'll settle up with everyone at the end of the Contest.

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"

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So eloquent is he:
Who brought Dan to his knee.
Was that Shakespeare he heard?
Or the Tweet of a Bird.
That opened his heart:
To the arts.



Thanks so much Quill. I'm so delighted that you liked my short burst of inspiration. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

A tit for tat and this for that,
Let no vote be bought or sold;
To die is gain, to win is pain:
A proverb from days of old.



And THAT is why they call him ... "The Block."

Well, I'm gonna owe you more money. Let's see who else I'll owe too. :-)


Thank you @quillfire!!

By the way, I'm a gal actually 😂 my mother gave me an unisex name 😂

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I am so sorry. I assumed.

Wait a minute ... @blockurator told me you had a beard longer than his!!! Not that there's ... anything ... wrong ... with that ... for a girl.

OK, I'm teasing.

Joey, my deepest apologies. I changed it. You are now the "Gal of Lore."

Block ... for the record, are you sure you're a guy?



@quillfire nah no worries, it's quite common, especially on online platforms! (:

Maybe I should change my profile picture to make it more obvious.

I am very honoured to be bequeathed the name "Gal of Lore" (from Singapore, like the rhyme too)!


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Yeah, me too. In my next one, I'm going to show more leg.


Quill, are you assuming genders again? haha