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Taylur
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CJKAllstar
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1000 Characters: Poetry Challenge

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Taylur
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/2/2014 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Taylur

Pro

Pro and con have just 1000 characters to come up with the best poem in round two. To reduce cheating/reusing previous work, pro will give con a theme/brief in this round and con will do the same for pro. If con fails to set a theme/brief, pro will use the one he has already set for con.

Themes/briefs do not have to be identical between pro and con.

Plagiarism will be searched for and will result in disqualification.

First round is for acceptance and assigning the themes/brief.

Con's theme: Discrimination
CJKAllstar

Con

I accept your challenge. Your theme: Birth.
Debate Round No. 1
Taylur

Pro

Dark...
And warm...
And safe...
And -- Oh! --
Who said that?
Is there somebody here?
I can feel -- What's this?
Is it me?
I can kick;
No way out.
What are these?
A thumb --
Two thumbs!
It fits in this...
Ear? No --
Mouth.
Yes, it fits there.
I'll kick again;
Still no way out.
And there's that voice,
Outside of my world.
Wait --
It is my world.
My world is talking
And I can hear her.
I'm not alone;
Does she know I'm here?
I'll kick again;
And again;
And -- Ah! --
She can feel it,
But who is she?
Am I her?
No...
But I love her.
She's my world;
She must be mine.
I'll call her Mummy.
My world -- My Mummy.
How do I see you?
I'll kick again;
Nothing.
Maybe if I turn...
Does this help?
I'll kick;
And again;
And -- Oh! --
That's different!
I'll kick,
And push;
And you'll kick,
And push,
And push,
And PUSH!
And --
Bright!
And cold!
And -- Oh! --
Hello.
My Mummy;
My world.
Her arms;
Warm...
And safe...
And -- Ah! --
NOBODY TOLD ME ABOUT CIRCUMCISION!
CJKAllstar

Con

He is a ten.
He is five add five.
He is four add six.
He is three add seven.
He is two add eight.
He is one add nine.

She is a nine.
She is four add five.
She is three add six.
She is two add seven.
She is one add eight.

She is less than a ten.
She is smaller.
She is lesser.
She is weaker.

He has five sums to his name.
She has four.
He is the five, greater, yet still limited.
She is the four, lesser and limited.

They, the tens, should rule.
Them, the nines, are lesser.
They should not rule.
But all are still limited.

But this is false.
He isn't the sum of his parts.
He is whatever he wants to be.
He is not limited by stigma, but by his self-view.

She isn't the lesser.
She is as great as she wants to be.
She is a nine.
But she can take this label and make it into what she wants.

He isn't the dominator.
She isn't the weaker.
He is anything he craves to be.
She is as powerful as her heart desires.

He is not five add five.
He is he.
She is not five add four.
She is she.

Let go of this stigma.
You are what you want to be.
Debate Round No. 2
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Vote Placed by Krazzy_Player 3 years ago
Krazzy_Player
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's poetry really touched me.
Vote Placed by Josh_b 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I liked pro's better. Con's seemed to be really good at the beginning but really fell apart in the end. I think too many ideas were added.
Vote Placed by Bordenkircher 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I enjoyed the ending to pro's poem. It added a nice humor.