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Poetry contest

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drafterman
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/19/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 638 times Debate No: 34890
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CASAD

Pro

Obviously, this is a poetry contest debate. Anyone may enter, as long as you meet the following criteria.

1. You must have done at least one debate.
2. You must know what and how to create poetry.

Here are the rues.

1. No dropping out. (or not finishing on time)
2. You can use any type of poetry.
3. Obviously, no swearing.
4. You post your poetry on the second round.

Good luck to my opponent, and in the words of Effie Trinket,"May the odds be ever in your favor!"
drafterman

Con

I accept!
Debate Round No. 1
CASAD

Pro

This I believe"

I believe in cures

And nothing being pure

I believe in refusing to give up without a fight

And learning from mistakes

I believe in decision-making

And Progress, not perfection

I believe in every decision being important

And being better hand in hand

I believe in everyone being heard

And nothing being easy

I believe in freedom

And the fact we can make the world a better place
drafterman

Con

My mind is prone to render meaning and
to think a rock a cake in want of food.

Complexity will ache the brain. In turn
it strives simply to be and keep alive.

The noble lie closing one's eyes
is good for those who won't suppose.

For me, to know is sweet and to
deceive my self is not a choice.

Faerie and elf may be
in a tea pot unfound;

I must choose (win or lose)
what I accept as true.

Is evidence such a big fence
against that which others propose?

Does it make me aloof when I
ask for such proof to appease doubt?

To they that say that faith's the way and proof
will out when you submit to some old book,

I say that faith is chance brought out of birth;
One myth is just as good as another.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Buddamoose 3 years ago
Buddamoose
wow, seriously good poem. I didnt catch onto the iambic pentameter you used for this debate, until reading the original. Both are definitely good, with the original being in my humble opinion, slightly better
Posted by drafterman 3 years ago
drafterman
@Budda:

This is a revised version of a more free-form poem that I had done before. In revising it I converted it into iambic pentameter (as I didn't feel the rhythm of the original was that compelling). In doing so I had to eliminate many of the rhymes scattered throughout. Plus, some of them were a bit overbearing in some places.

The original is here:
http://newatheism.blogspot.com...
Posted by drafterman 3 years ago
drafterman
This was fun.
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Vote Placed by TUF 3 years ago
TUF
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Reasons for voting decision: Draftermans line's were better constructed, more mature, and had better meaning, where as pro's were more blunt and obvious. Con's were artistic and deep, as poetry should be, and made you think about the message. Con's questions the logic behind Pursuing a God/ religion, in his poem, and makes a good point as well in doing so. Good job to both poets!
Vote Placed by Buddamoose 3 years ago
Buddamoose
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Reasons for voting decision: I enjoyed both poems, especially the choice of freeform poetry. I'm going to give the edge to Drafter for this specific pair: "The noble lie closing one's eyes is good for those who won't suppose." I thought the inerrant rythm in this was brilliant, and would have loved to see it continued throughout as a couplet pattern. Still, excellent poems from both.