Stick house in a storm,
Unable to Compromise,
As the roof crumbles;
They think themselves strong,
To let the stick house shatter,
And blame the others;
But when the smoke clears,
Who will pick up broken sticks?
When none cared before…
House of sticks should learn,
No one cares whose fault it is,
JUST GET SOMETHING DONE!!
While the government shutdown may or may not have been inevitable, you probably knew I’d find some way to attach a haiku contest to it, especially after the 2012 Republican Primary Haiku Contest and the 2012 National Political Conventions Haiku Contest both did so well.
Here’s a little refresher on what constitutes a haiku: It’s a very short poem whose origins are primarily Japanese, whose three lines are measured in syllables numbering 5-7-5, and which (as we often learn in elementary school) traditionally has something to do with nature. There are a couple of other considerations here, too, for the poetic purists. A good haiku will entertain a play between pure description and commentary on the subject matter.
So here we go! Enter as many haiku as you like, in the comments section below. Contest is open for as long as the government isn’t. (And who knows how long that will…
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