The Steelers got a decisive win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Now it’s time for fans to capture the key elements of the game in a haiku.
As many of you remember, Steelers Today used to run haiku contests following each Steelers game. We stopped doing our haiku contests for a while because one of our readers, Fred Cole, proved to be an unbeatable haiku samurai. But we’ve decided to bring the haiku contest back. So perhaps one of you can defeat our reigning champ (if he chooses to defend his crown).
The contest rules are simple. You must summarize the Steelers-Redskins game in a haiku. A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that contains only 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables. Typically, haiku do not rhyme.
Please note, the emphasis is on syllables, not words. Remember, 5/7/5.
I start the competition by offering a haiku of my own. Then you readers write a haiku of your own to try to beat mine. On Thursday I will announce this week’s contest winner. But remember, your haiku has to be better than mine. If none of your entries are better than mine, then I can declare myself this week’s winner.
Here’s my entry:
Dwyer runs like Bus
As Giant bumblebees sting
Tough luck, RG3!
Okay readers, it’s your turn. Lets see who can come up with the best haiku about the Steelers-Redskins game. Your haiku must be about the game, or any other interesting topics that are directly related to the game (e.g. the throwback uniforms, DeAngelo Hall’s meltdown, etc). You may enter the contest as many times as you like.
Any entries that do not follow the 5/7/5 format will be automatically disqualified, so remember to count your syllables.
Are you ready for some haiku?!!