"Minnow's Song" ... From All Particpants - Thank You @theycallmedan

in steemit •  3 months ago


Minnow's Song

I’ll tell you a tale, of him a Great Whale,
A Whale, that all did admire,
Caring his creed, most noble in deeds,
Hence Whale, did poets inspire.

For Whale was kind, left no one behind,
Ensured, that all would they eat,
The meek and the weak of lesser physique,
Harder, for them to compete.

Well came him one day, 'cross Minnow dismayed,
As Minnow, could no longer cope,
His words did they quake, as heart did it break,
For Minnow, had lost him his hope.

“What’s wrong Little One, where shines it your sun,
We bathe in water that’s warm,
The skies they're a blue of beautiful hue,
Yet seems … you swim in a storm.”

Well the Minnow replied of how he had tried,
Tried, to sing it his song,
But as he was small, did silence befall,
In ocean, did not he belong.

The Whale said naught, but words they were thought,
For words, have power once said,
Some things one asserts, help less than they hurt,
For Truths, are often to dread.

“It’s true you are small, and not whale-tall,
Your voice, it carries not far,
But what is a song, when words they are wrong,
It’s words … that leave them a scar.

If words you will bring, those words will I sing,
So choose, the song of your choice,
We’ll others beguile, they’ll hear for a mile,
For I … have thunderous voice.”

So Whale did do, for Minnow in lieu,
Sang song, as Minnow had wrote,
As made they impact, the words did attract,
As Whale did Minnow he quote.

All gathered around, as song did astound,
We hear, but that which is heard,
All eyes did they fall, on Minnow so small,
“Who wrote … those beautiful words?"

Well, respecting @theycallmedan's Great 10,000 STEEM Delegation, the poll will close on Sunday, and I will be deprived of further pretext to ply you with poetry. My first attempt and my second.  

This past week has been ... amazing. 

My Nominee Group, the Power House Creatives (formerly SteemitBloggers, and listed as such in the poll) is one of the three groups still in the running. To garner votes, we have been jumping through hoops to an extent that is, quite frankly, awe-inspiring. Our Discord Channel is like Allied HQ during the Normandy Invasion.  

Never would I have imagined that a group of people would work so hard for a year's worth of upvotes on what amounts to, approximately, USD $3,300. But, if I'm being honest, it's not just about the money.

The Power House Creatives have a mission: To set the Quality Standard against which all other content will be measured. It is a presumptuous, perhaps even pompous, ambition ... but it is the one by which we live. And so: Our poets strive to be Shakespeare; our satirists, Mark Twain; our musicians, Beethoven or the Beatles. 

But, there is an unease that we all feel: In an environment where earning more than $10 (or even $5) on a post pretty much requires buying it with bidbots, perhaps creating quality content simply doesn't matter. And, if quality doesn't matter ... than neither do we. And so, something about this contest has become existential in nature, a desire to demonstrate that we are still relevant. That our banner ... is not but a flag for fools.

For those who don't know, @theycallmedan is a Whale. And, for whatever reason, he has decided to delegate 10,000 STEEM, for a year, to the winning Nominee Group. This is a noble gesture and one worthy of gratitude.

And so, @theycallmedan, on behalf of all the participants in this contest, the winners and losers alike, thank you ... for helping us to sing our songs.


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So beautifully written and we need an artist to create the melody for your elegant poem.

And yes, thank you @theycallmedan for successfully bring so many communities together. I am so touched by other communities who even forego theirs to support us such as @freewritehouse and @qurator.

Steem is the best place to be.



You're right: @freewritehouse and @qurator are Class Acts.

When this is over, we need to brainstorm about how our groups can collaborate. They have the same ethos as us.


@quillfire allied HQ during Normandy invasion 😆😆




We're closing the gap!!! This thing IS NOT done yet. No time for another poem ... switching to prose. :-)


Brilliant stuff @quilfire

Absolutely spot on. Your quality of writing does our community proud.




Our community inspires me to try to make it proud.


Wonderful @quillfire!

#powerhousecreatives to WIN!

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Brother, our phalanx holds. Shoulder to shoulder ... the whole, more than the sum of its parts.


Amazingly well put :-) how can I not resteem this :)



Let Steemit take note, and demand, "Who are these Men who dare to be Measured by their Merit?"

Let Steemit take note ... of the Power House Creatives.


Well, a few steemsongs born out of it and that's something! Thanks, Quill!



Last day. Let the games begin.


OMW! In the middle of preparing dinner. Will read later. Resteemed in the meantime

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Don't tell me what it is ... that will just make me ravenous and I need to stay focused. :-)

  • Never go grocery shopping ... on an empty stomach.
  • Never visit Fiona's blog ... on an empty stomach.




Love you too, darling.

As One.


We love Steemit!

Thanks to everyone! Resteemed :)



A Proud Member ... of the Power House Creatives.


We are singing a beautiful song indeed. And while one voice is small and can easily be drowned out, many voices together can make a huge sound.



As usual, eloquence.


Beautiful words and really appreciate what you are trying to express. Perfect words for @theycallmedan. I hope he will like this.



Thanks so much. As for appreciation, he already gave this poem, and my other two contest-related poems, BIG upvotes.



That's awesome..

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I just came by with this comment to thank you for all the work in the challange,
i am going to all our communityblogs and express my feelings after just finding out that we won and we have to thank @bluemist for that but i also want to say that i as a member appreciated all you did for the contest, and to say your an awsome member and PHCfriend,
Blog you soon,
Gr. Britt

You're never at a loss for words my friend! Beauty of a tribute😊