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Poetry Contest Voting


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Poll: Published Poets (16 member(s) have cast votes)

Best Published Poem?

  1. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss (2 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  2. Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelo (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. A Story That Could Be True by William Stafford (3 votes [18.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

  4. The Silence by by Frederico Lorca (1 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  5. Jabberwocky (2 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  6. Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare (1 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  7. Tiger poem (or whatever the hell it was Eye presented) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. The Charge of the Light Brigade by Tennyson (5 votes [31.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.25%

  9. In the desert by Stephen Crane (1 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  10. MORNINGSIDE by Neil Diamond (1 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

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#1
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Quite a few people have expressed a concern to me recently about the current voting system and how it is open to alias voting. Considering the fact that we have actual cash prizes, I think this is a valid concern. So I'm going to try a new method of voting this time around. We'll do the poll for the published poems like normal since there are no cash prizes involved there.

But for the Nightly poet portion of the contest, we're doing PMs this time. PM me your votes. I swear to keep all votes confidential and won't even tell my best friends who voted what. And I have no problem with you guys voting for yourselves, there is no shame in that. I've voted for myself more than once along the way. So go for it.

Vote for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers. Every first place vote will earn a poem 5 points, every second place vote earns 3 points, and every 3rd place vote earns 1 point. The poem with the most points wins the contest. It's just that easy.

Voting Deadline: Wed, May 16th, 11pm EST

The list of entries and authors. (if I overlooked someone [as I almost did with Chatham because he talked a little before providing the link and so I almost missed it] please for the love of God mention it and link here ASAP. But I think I got everyone. And NO voting for my poem, it's not eligible! :rock: )

My entry


My entry:
We knew but we denied it ...


aaaand mine is done: between two breaths


"Mumbler"


Four Letter Words


The End


Moonlight Secrets


Sonny's Limerick


Guess I won't win.



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By the way, I don't have to mention that the first, second, and third place votes you submit have to be for different poems, do I? :rock: LMFAO (just thought of THAT loophole :lol: )

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i sent my votes to you. good luck everyone! :)

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I voted also. Great job everyone, it was a really tough choice!

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im all out of meow, im so lost without you
i know you were right, believing in a litter box
im all out of meow, what am i without you
it can't be too late, to go out for bagles and lox.
- air supply


:eek:

Okay, you know what? You're banned for life from the Book Club until you get THAT out of your signature. :lol:

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A free bar of glycerine soap for anyone who votes for me!

Free!

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Just a reminder to all of you weasels out there, my poem is not part of this competition. The next person who votes for my poem will become the subject of my next poem, entitled: "Quack, Quack, I'm a duck! I can't read directions worth a ****!"

:P ;)

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and seriously guys, after my oh so generous bribe, who would want to vote for him?

;)

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A free bar of glycerine soap for anyone who votes for me!

Free!

Included with that bar of soap is a free punch to the face from me.

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Oooo, can I collect that prize right now? >:-P~~~~~~~~~~

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Just a reminder to all of you weasels out there, my poem is not part of this competition. The next person who votes for my poem will become the subject of my next poem, entitled: "Quack, Quack, I'm a duck! I can't read directions worth a ****!"

:P ;)


Maybe the next test should be a reading comprehension test. :lol:

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Just a reminder to all of you weasels out there, my poem is not part of this competition. The next person who votes for my poem will become the subject of my next poem, entitled: "Quack, Quack, I'm a duck! I can't read directions worth a ****!"

:P ;)

your meter is off

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your meter is off


Quack, Quack, I'm a ******* jerk!
You can tell by my wiseass smirk!

:pimp:

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still off, dex.
7
8

edit: i would fix it by changing the first two words in the second line to can't you that way, making them flow easier with the first line, by having same sounds repeating. :D

Edited by Dangeresque, 14 May 2007 - 01:15 PM.


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Tommy, you're killing poetry!

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Yeah! He's so caught up in meter he completely missed the fact that jerks don't quack! HA!!!

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that's what he gets for leaving me out of his poem >:-P~~~~~
WHERE'S MY PRESENT OMGZ?????????????

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I've. Been. Busy!

This place doesn't run itself you know. Just cleaning the toilets is a full time job.

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</3

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wtf no "by Lewis Carroll" on Jabberwocky? NITPICKNITPICKNITPICK

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I agree! Why didn't you credit him on your original post? This is outrageous! ;)

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hahaha. you are saucy today!

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So Ericka makes me feel like a failure sometimes.

I got offline last night at like 11 and I was still talking to her. I was pretty tired, so right to bed for me.

I wake up in the morning, and finally get around to checking Nightly at 8:30.

only to see that she's coherent enough to post before I even got out of bed.

FAIL.

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In other news, YES. the poem I voted for is tied to win.

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I've sent my votes in - can I just give a big :thumbsup: to everyone! There are so many good entries, it was extremely hard to choose :) I suck at poetry personally, so I'm in awe of anyone who can write it :)

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LG, did you go for the free bar of glycerine soap?



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