The Steelers needed a 4th quarter comeback to beat the NY Giants 24-20 on Sunday. Now it’s time for fans to capture the key elements of the game in a haiku.
The contest rules are simple. You must summarize the Steelers-Giants 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 usually start the competition by offering a haiku of my own. Then you readers write a haiku of your own to try to beat mine. But this week, one of our readers on Facebook (Joe Marthey) has already offered up an entry, so I’ll use his haiku as the one to beat this week.
On Thursday I’ll announce this week’s contest winner. But remember, your haiku has to be better than Joe’s. If none of your entries are better than his, then Joe is this week’s winner.
Here’s Joe’s haiku:
Refs tried to give it
But the Steelers took it back
Here we come Ratbirds
Okay readers, it’s your turn. Lets see who can come up with the best haiku about the Steelers-Giants game. Your haiku must be about the game, or any other interesting topics that are directly related to the game (e.g. same-day travel, bad calls by the refs, 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?!!