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Contest Winter 2021/2022 Poetry Contest Voting and Reading Thread

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by Scalenex, Jan 3, 2022.

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Which Poem Do You Like Best? (you may vote for ONLY ONE)

Poll closed Jan 18, 2022.
  1. Poem 1: "Eternity Warden"

    4 vote(s)
    44.4%
  2. Poem 2: "Seeker of Riches"

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. Poem 3: "I am Lizard Born from Starlight"

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. Poem 4: "Worth"

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  5. Poem 5: "Leviathan"

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    Winter 2021/2022 Poetry Contest has begun. We only have five poems and you only get one vote, so read these carefully before voting.

    There short so I recommend multiple readings. For me personally, I think it helps to read them quietly to yourself and then read them out loud.

    Eternity Warden

    Battered, bloodied, charged by horses
    Vilest magic from evil hands
    Overwhelming enemy forces
    Yet the Warden stands.

    Broken tooth and broken scale
    Weapon shattered in his hands
    He fights with claw, he fights with tail
    Still the Warden stands.

    The highest praise, oh he deserves it
    Eternal duty, day and night
    All his sacrifice is worth it
    The Warden fights the Master's fight.

    Unknown seeker of riches

    Leeches! Mosquitos! Poisonous Spiders!
    Blinding clouds of Gnats! Snakes!
    The loathsome things are everywhere, watching us with their unblinking eyes,
    sniffing at us with their forked tongues.
    We lost count of all the hideous snakes we’ve seen!


    I am Lizard, born from Starlight

    A warning gave us notice
    There came orders down the line
    We have never known surrender
    That’s just not for our kind

    Enemies will get nervous
    Like they never have before
    Close my eyes, clear my heart

    Arrows, swords and spears can’t hurt you
    Send me out there to fight for good
    Give me the agility to dance
    through battle, uninjured if could

    All I am is devotion
    You taught me everything I know
    Wave goodbye, wish me well
    Now I’ve got to go

    I am Lizard, born from starlight
    I do not know warmth, my blood is cold
    An I’m on my knees praising the Old Ones
    I am Lizard, born from Starlight.

    And I’m on my knees praising the Old Ones
    I am Lizard, born from Starlight.

    Will the stars align alright?
    Is there still a home tonight?
    There is no damage I’m receiving
    We are giving them a beating.

    I am Lizard, born from Starlight.

    Worth

    The spears pierce
    The claws rip
    The jaws crush
    - a worthy life.

    Leviathan

    down in the depths, I am.
    the dream creeps into slumber
    the toad's gaze that burns into me
    the call i follow, and I go.

    from the depths, I rise.
    the kraken knows me and flees
    but there's no time to chase the food
    the call I follow, up I go.

    out of the depths, I sense the light
    the light that feeds the life
    the life that dares to sail the sea.
    the call I follow, up I strike.

    the call has gone, and so the ship
    the waves carry to the land
    debris they don't want anymore.
    down to the depths, I go home.
     
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  2. Scalenex
    Slann

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    Poem 1: "Eternity Warden" by @Aginor

    Poem 2: "Seeker of Riches" by @Imrahil

    Poem 3: "I am Lizard Born from Starlight" by @Imrahil

    Poem 4: "Worth" by @Aginor


    Poem 5: "Leviathan" by @Killer Angel


    The winner is Poem 1, Eternity Warden

    Congratulations Aginor
     
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  3. Imrahil
    Slann

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    Nice bunch of poems!

    Loved reading them.
    Casted my vote
    done.

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
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  4. Aginor
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    Nice! Reading now.
     
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  5. Killer Angel
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    same here.
    well, more or less. "Re-reading" would be more correct. then i'll cast my vote.
     
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  6. Killer Angel
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    ...mmm
    when the voting phase will end?
     
  7. Aginor
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    The poll says Jan 18th
     
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  8. Killer Angel
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    Right, i failed to noticed it. :p
     
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  9. Aginor
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    Only seven voters?
    Come on guys and gals, a few more votes would be nice.
     
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  10. Killer Angel
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    Your call has been answered! 8 votes.
    Considering there are 3 authors plus @Scalenex, we already doubled. :p
     
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  11. Imrahil
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    Well, with the storm flood of votes, we can safely say there is a runaway winner.

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
  12. Killer Angel
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    Yep, pretty much. :)

    a pity it's not me. :p
     
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  13. Imrahil
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    Me neither, so our third author takes it ;)
    Congratulations to him/her!

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
  14. Aginor
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    For a short time last week I feared that my low effort entry would win, but it didn't.
     
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  15. Scalenex
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    Poem 1: "Eternity Warden" by @Aginor

    Poem 2: "Seeker of Riches" by @Imrahil

    Poem 3: "I am Lizard Born from Starlight" by @Imrahil

    Poem 4: "Worth" by @Aginor


    Poem 5: "Leviathan" by @Killer Angel


    The winner is Poem 1, Eternity Warden

    Congratulations Aginor
     
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  16. Aginor
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    Thank you! :)
     
  17. Killer Angel
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    Poor, neglected Leviathan... :p

    My free form poem sank as the ship. :D
     
  18. Scalenex
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    If I had two votes, I would have given my second one to Leviathan, I enjoyed the rhythm and form of your poem, but I couldn't not vote for Eternity Warden.
     
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