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p0wnageness
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The Contender
Xer
Con (against)
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11 Points

Poetry Contest

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Xer
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/4/2009 Category: Arts
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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p0wnageness

Pro

I am starting a poetry contest against anyone who wishes to challenge me. The poems can be in any style and topic. The poems must be original and can only be up to 1,000 characters. I will leave my opponent with this:

The one who
Cowards
Is the one who
Fails

The person who
Complains
Is the person who
Trails

The man who
Destroys
Is the man who
Dies

But the soul that
Embraces
Is the soul that
Thrives
Xer

Con

Haikus (a form of poetry):

Real, free, and complex
Nature has all the answers
Blowing in the wind

Sun, moon, stars, and sky
They reign over lesser beings
We give in to them

Though the flowers grow
Eventually they will die
As we will do too

Nature is consoling
Birds chirping, dogs howling
Peacefulness enwraps
Debate Round No. 1
p0wnageness

Pro

Thank you for accepting my challenge, and what a wonderful poem.
My next poem is a sonnet:

What we cannot achieve, we strive for:
A car, a home, luxurious items to display
We constantly wish for more,
To pretend we live the rich way.
But why must we live in illusion,
Of what we cannot achieve
To only deprive us of our fun
Lost in our own ridiculous belief.
But when we dream as big as we must
Sometimes we can overcome
And look at the important things past lust:
Our family, friends, and our love.
Because without them there is no ecstasy
Just trapped in our own fantasy.
Xer

Con

I like to sit by the ocean
And listen to the waves
It's like mother nature's lotion
It's what my rough skin craves
Debate Round No. 2
p0wnageness

Pro

Sitting in my room I thought,
"I never noticed the TV was in color."
I looked around the room a lot,
And everything had even more.
The walls were glowing
The floor was flowing
The bathroom shower currently in flight.
I said to myself, "What is going on?"
I looked down at my lighter and my bong.
"Oh yeah, that's right."

Thank you for competing with me. May the best poet win.
Xer

Con

Xer forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by EthicsPhilosopher 2 years ago
EthicsPhilosopher
Pow deserved this. Xer was a jerk for voting for himself in everything. Seriously... who does that kind of thing? Pow, please challenge me so you can have a fair debate Thanks.
Posted by vardas0antras 6 years ago
vardas0antras
Pro should've won.
Posted by Lexicaholic 7 years ago
Lexicaholic
RFD
(1) Tie. No way to know until they were done.
(2) Tie. Both did an equally good job, overall.
(3) Pro. Red forfeit = bad.
(4) Con. Pro should have used Cowers instead of Cowards in his first poem.
(5) More convincing ... I'm just going to interpret this as the best poem. Con. Nag's short poem about sitting by the waves was excellent.
(6) Hrm. Sources. Yeah ... tied.
Posted by Xer 7 years ago
Xer
Sorry about not posting a round 3 argument. I never got a chance to get online, I've been really busy the past couple days.
Posted by Lexicaholic 7 years ago
Lexicaholic
Okay!
Posted by p0wnageness 7 years ago
p0wnageness
Lexicaholic, I would love to challenge you. Right at the moment though this is my first debate so I would like to finish it first. When the debate goes into the voting period, I will make another one.
Posted by Lexicaholic 7 years ago
Lexicaholic
Just make the response time longer, please. :)
Posted by Lexicaholic 7 years ago
Lexicaholic
Hey P0wn, open another debate, same topic. I want to challenge you.
Posted by p0wnageness 7 years ago
p0wnageness
It's simply a poetry contest and you vote for the better poet. It is not a debate.
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
This is only a debate if the arguments as to whose poetry is better are what is weighed.

I assume these arguments will be in poem format?
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Vote Placed by Xer 7 years ago
Xer
p0wnagenessXerTied
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