Friday, February 11, 2011

Haiku - A Love Poem

Does everyone here remember writing haiku poems in high school? 

Here are the rules of a haiku.

3 lines. 
Line 1 has 5 syllables.
Line 2 has 7 syllables.
Line 3 has 5 syllables.

Got it?

Oh, and I'm pretty sure it isn't supposed to rhyme. Thus... Haikus = the ugliest poems ever.

Nonetheless, I found a contest for a vacation to Florida if you enter a winning haiku poem "that tells your own love story."

For fun, I started a haiku love poem about Dear Husband and me.  Wanna hear it?  Here goes.

{{ahem... as you can tell I am having a hard time coming up with the perfect 3rd line.}}

Met you when I was
a teen.  Now we have three kids.
When can we retire?
Waiting to grow old.
What to do with kids?
Want life - after kids.
Need va-cay from kids.
Can grandparents take kids? my personal favorite
Ok.  Here's a good one. 
Met you when I was
a teen. Now we have three kids.
Needing a FREE trip.  {{emphasis on the FREE part}}
Love. Kiss. Wedding.  House.
3 kids. Laundry. Dishes. Work.
Want. to. get. away.
Maybe I need to think of something romantic? hmmm...

p.s.  For those of you who are flipping out right now -- and you know who you are -- I make these points:
(1) I love my kids.  
(2) Families are a lot of work.
(3) I have never had a kid-free vacation with my husband... ever... so please don't judge. 

Can you sum up your love story in a cute, fun, romantic, WINNING way... in only 17 syllables? 
It's not easy!  Try it!


Mommy 24/7 said...

Where's the website offering the trip???

SusieQ said...

He loves beer,
He loves whiskey.
I love him because
He is so frisky!

Is that the required 17 syllables??

Nap Mom said...

Mommy 24/7. Contest ends in March. I will find the site and send it to you.

SusieQ-Fabulous Haiku. Just fabulous!

Mommy 24/7 said...

Across the room I
saw you, heart knew, you were he
who'd love life with me.

Mommy 24/7 said...

This is totally addicting. I could HAIKU all day.

I need a life ;)