Poetry Gala - Elimination-Style Contest with CSP Prizes!

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ethereality • 10 May 2018 at 7:23 PM

Welcome! This is the Poetry Gala Writing Competition

Sign-Ups Are CLOSED. Feel free to read submitted works and comment!

I got a little bored and haven't had much time to be Eggcave and have some CaveCash sitting around so thought I'd host an awesome competition! The Poetry Gala is a multi-stage contest in which you submit short poems every week to match a weekly theme as one or more user each week will be eliminated. The user with the lowest combined average score and round score will be the one that will be kicked. With that in mind, expect this competition to take a month, or a few! I would welcome and even love if even after you eliminated you keep the thread active by commenting on current players works!!

1. You MUST meet each deadline. Failure to meet a deadline will result in elimination. Each round usually lasts a week. If you cannot participate for a round, (because of a vacation) please notify me beforehand so we can work an early submission out.

2. Each week's poem will be judge on a scale of 1-10, with decimals. They will vary in length from short haikus (3 lines) to long ones (30-50 lines) for final rounds.
2a. Failure to comply to the theme will result in a two point deduction.
2b. Late submissions MAY be accepted, depending on my mood really, but IF I do accept them, they will result in a three point deduction.

3. Please try to keep the thread alive! I do not want towards later rounds that I find this thread inactive. Even if you are eliminated please try! (Also, I will be inviting select eliminated contestants to assist me in judging!!)

Prizes (Accepting Donations)

1st place - Fierha (or 500 CC) and CSP travel and 1st choice creature from @lutarimaster
2nd place - 100 CC and 2nd choice creature from @lutarimaster
3rd place - 50 CC and 3rd choice creature from @lutarimaster
Round winner - Cave monthly



1st / Asteria (@asteria) Avg: 8.6
2nd / Mechanical (@mechanicalheart) Avg: 8.5
3rd / Daredreamer (@id2d) Avg: 8.1
4th / Sky (@skyfall4) Avg: 8.1
5th / Power (@power) Avg: 8.0
6th / Wiggly (@wigglytuff) Avg: 7.6
7th / Cro (@crown) Avg: 7.3
8th / Amethyst (@amethyst_elf448) Avg: 7.1
9th / Mocha (@playermocha345) Avg: 7.1
10th / Iris (@iris1929578) Avg: 7.1
11th / Mar (@marner) Avg: 6.5
12th / Prair (@prairie) Avg: [n/a]

12th / Ice (@icecloud101) ~ Round 2
14th / Anime (@animefan) ~ Round 1
14th / Arch (@thedarkarcher) ~ Round 1
16th / Gecko (@chameleon) ~Self-Disqualified
16th / Joey (@totallynotjoey) ~Self-Disqualified
16th / Kitty (@musical_slytherclaw) ~Self-Disqualified

Round 1
DUE: May 17th, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
WINNER: Asteria (@asteria) / Score of 8.6 / Prize: 30,000 EC
BOTTOM 3: Ice (@icecloud101), Mar (@marner), and Anime (@animefan)
ELIMINATED: Anime (@animefan), Arch (@thedarkarcher)

Round 2
THEME: Struggles You Overcame.
LENGTH: Over 15 lines.
DUE: May 24th, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

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marner • 10 May 2018 at 9:33 PM

Username: Marner
Nickname: Mar
Theme Suggestions: animals from a certain region/dogs or cats of a certain breed would be cool, natural disasters. Colors is easy but fun. A while ago in class we did twisted fairytales, which was a 20 line poem where we took a fairytale and put our personal spin on it. It was really fun! Or holidays from different places could be neat.

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icecloud101 • 10 May 2018 at 9:51 PM

Okay, I'll join!
What is this week's poem form/theme? (haiku, acrostic, limerick?)
Username: Icecloud101
Nickname: Ice
Theme Suggestions: Maybe a animal theme, a nature theme, a music theme, idk. I think maybe also Egg Cave theme?

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ethereality • 10 May 2018 at 9:52 PM

@marner Hey thanks for joining! It would be cool if you could ping your friends.

Random Pings sorry

edit: @icecloud101 welcome! just saw your post sorry

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iris1929578 • 10 May 2018 at 10:06 PM

Username: iris1929578
Nickname: Iris
Theme Suggestions: Flowers, Teacher Appreciation Week (since it is right now), water, technology, nature

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marner • 10 May 2018 at 10:16 PM


oof sorry I don't have many:

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wigglytuff • 10 May 2018 at 10:24 PM

Name: @wigglytuff
Nick: Wiggly
Themes: Snow, beginning of spring, autumn or winter (RIP summer)


Deleted • 11 May 2018 at 1:32 AM

Name: @crown
Nickname: Cro or Royal
Themes: Love, Jealousy, Food, Dreams, (is this one too dark?)Mental health

Thank you for hosting

Pings: (sorry)

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mechanicalheart • 11 May 2018 at 1:59 AM

@ethereality I'd like to join!

Username: @mechanicalheart
Nickname: Mechanical
Theme Suggestions: The dark, shadows, being alone, betrayal.
Friends, warm feelings, fantasy, imagination, achieving a goal. -Just threw out some random ideas.

(Sorry 'bout the pings)


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thedarkarcher • 11 May 2018 at 2:48 AM

@ethereality i would love to join sweetie

username thedarkarcher
nickname: arch (my actual name lol)
theme suggestions: magic, dreams/ inspirations, nightmares, spring

@Raindrops (i know youll be amazing at this if you wanna join)

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totallynotjoey • 11 May 2018 at 3:15 AM

@ethereality This is a great idea! I'd love to join

Username: @totallynotjoey
Nickname: Joey
Theme Suggestions: Seasons, Dreams, Parallel Universe, Rain, Snow, Isolation

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raindrops • 11 May 2018 at 5:56 AM

@thedarkarcher Ty so much for ur thoughts & ur vote of confidence to me. Although my time is quite limited rt now I wouldnt be able to to keep up w/the rules in this contest. *Ik ur writings & know u will be very good @ this! **Also good luck to all.

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id2d • 11 May 2018 at 6:51 AM

@ethereality Honestly, I'm not very good when it comes to poetry. However I do love writing and would really like to challenge myself with this contest. So I'd also like to join, if you'll allow that is.

Username: @id2d
Nickname: Daredreamer
Theme Suggestions: Triumph, Loss, The Elements, Dancing, Singing, Painting/Drawing, Writing, Creatures of Eggcave.

Thanks for the ping @crown.

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musical_slytherclaw • 11 May 2018 at 8:13 AM

I guess I could try it? I mean I am very busy these days (and I prefer to judge, but that’s not my call) and don’t have much time to write. I could join if you’d allow it?

Username: musical_slytherclaw
Nickname: Kitty
Ideas (sorry if I repeated, anyone):
Seasons, weather (e.g., rain, snow, wind), imagination, music, nature, dreams, art, night, sky, darkness
I also really like @id2d’s idea of dance and other ideas

@mechanicalheart thank you for the ping~

Pings (sorry )

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asteria • 11 May 2018 at 9:01 AM

Let's see how this goes...
Username: asteria
Nickname: asteria
Theme suggestions: Happiness, family, religion, slavery, wisdom, art (art glorified, art building human mind, art personified, art underapreciated, art condemned)

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skyfall4 • 11 May 2018 at 10:05 AM

Username: Skyfall4
Nickname: Sky I guess x3
Theme suggestions: Magic, Sky, Night, seasons, feelings, light, shadows, elements(fire water air earth)

Thanks @crown and @musical_slytherclaw for the pings!

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prairie • 11 May 2018 at 10:17 AM


Username: Prairie
Nickname: Prair
Theme Suggestions: Family, Animal, Woods, Elements, Weather, Seasons, Superhero (Of you want something more difficult. ;3)

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chameleon • 11 May 2018 at 1:22 PM

Username: @Chameleon
Nickname: Gecko
Theme Suggestions: Theatre, Film/Television, Hobbies, conflict, mortality, redemption, loneliness, summer, personal growth, elements (water/earth/air/fire OR the actual periodic table of elements), food

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power • 11 May 2018 at 4:55 PM


Username: power
Nickname: power
Theme Suggestions: ostracized, blizzards, tangerines

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amethyst_elf448 • 11 May 2018 at 5:05 PM

Username: amethyst_elf448
Nickname: amethyst
Theme Suggestions: spring

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animefan • 11 May 2018 at 6:47 PM

Hi soory if I miss spell any thing I am not a good speller thank you for posted me in a topic yes I would like to join but I do know if I would be alb to make it to all the deadlines in time because I am beez with feeding my pets frist and any one else's pets that I can fed because I have to fed a lot of pets. What I am working on and why I need to fed a lot of pets for
Thank you to Cuty31950 for your help. Here is how you can help Cuty31950 out if you have any unwated pets just transfer them to beckrtt79 or if you want to adoption any of them let Cuty31950 know.
My Wish List On Egg Cave
Have 50,000 or more immortal pets to help anyone out that needs a lot of EC to buy any thing they want on egg cave.
I am all way will to take any or all the unwanted pets that I can get , The pets no one wants any more and If I can any new pets I can get.
Try to save up a lot of EC to get the space I need and to get 80,000 CC some day.
If any one is will to help us out please let us know and sorry if I fed any pets that were not on the fed list I am not good at keeping trake of the pets I fed because I have to fed a lot of pet to get my wish list that I am working on.
I need to save up 12,000,000 EC and more EC to get sirena and space for it.
I need to save up EC for space for 300 pets that are in my transfer requests.
I need to save up EC for space for 53 pets that Cuty31950 is give me.
I need to save up EC for space for more pets I may be getting.

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ethereality • 11 May 2018 at 9:18 PM

Sign-Ups are now closed. Prepare for a little PM with lot's of info!

Post your submissions on this thread.

Deleted • 12 May 2018 at 12:52 AM

@ethereality Here is my spring poem Forgive me if it's not too good I tried my best

The Mother of Spring

She glides through the forest,
Riding on a light breeze,
Touching every twig and branch,
Growing flowers and leaves.

She knocks ever so gently,
On dens, caves, and trunks,
Waking animals from their slumber,
But leaving before seen.

She dashes about females,
Assisting the miracle of birth,
Newborns smile at their mother,
The mothers smile at her.

She waves her hand around,
Conducting the nature choir,
Of chirping birds and croaking frogs,
Keeping them in beat.

Once the job is done,
she sits back and enjoys the show.
The flowers and leaves are growing,
The sleepy animals are waking,
The mothers and babies are rejoicing...
She listens to the birds and frogs,
Ribbit, tweet, ribbit, tweet!

Then she smiles to herself:
"How wonderful it is,
That I am the mother of Spring!"

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animefan • 12 May 2018 at 3:09 AM

here is my poem

spring time

Spring time is a beautiful sun bay
Were flowers bloom all over the world
Flowers bring out the beautiful and unknown creatures
The creatures come out to play untell night
night come they go home to sleep

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playermocha345 • 12 May 2018 at 3:53 AM

Dang I'm too late, Good luck everyone!
@crown Any possibility you could find background music for that poem? It sounds so nice.
Spring time is a beautiful Sunday
Where flowers bloom all over the world
Flowers bring out the beautiful unknown creatures
The creatures come out to play til' night
Night comes they go home to sleep

@ethereality You're awesome for thinking up such an idea! May the #WLAC club use this idea in the future?

Deleted • 12 May 2018 at 5:14 AM

@playermocha345 Aw thank u! I'm googling for it....

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heaven • 12 May 2018 at 5:38 AM


Hi, I would love to join but I saw that the sign ups have closed. Can I join in during the next round or are they permanently closed? thanks!!

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playermocha345 • 12 May 2018 at 6:56 AM

Ooo, is there any possibility there might be a second or third round? Is there even going to be a next time?

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icecloud101 • 12 May 2018 at 8:00 AM

My poem

Many flowers bloom anew,
Underfoot or 'neath my shoe.
The skies are very clear and blue,
With dazzling rainbows of colorful hue.
The sun shines brightly in the sky,
While the clouds drift away up high.
Butterflies flit among the flowers,
Following the April showers.

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id2d • 12 May 2018 at 8:50 AM

@ethereality Thanks for letting me join. Here's my first entry. *nervously posts poem.* I hope you, or someone else, likes it.

Entry: Round 1

Theme: Spring

Title: Snowdrop

Buried beneath a blanket of moss and pine,
I slumber in a dreamless place,
Awaiting an unknown sign.

And with a seamless transition between sleep and wake,
The earth does part,
And to the sky I climb.

I stretch and I grow,
Assisted by the hands of Father Time,
And finally a pale and distant sun greets me,
Warmly it shines.

It promises many things,
But doesn't keep any,
For winter still has hold over the world,
And the sun disappears again quickly.

The darkness is unforgiving,
Whispering that the cold will never end,
But I persevere and keep growing,
For I know what I am.

I hold the hope of all living creatures,
Inside my petals and stem,
For I am a snowdrop flower.

The first sign of spring,
And winters end.