Thursday, May 14, 2009

Obama haiku

A reader at FreeRepublic solicited Obama haikus, and got them. NOTE, though: some of the entries on this thread are offensive and in horrible taste. In fact, I'd say just stay with the ones I'm bringing over; I link mainly for attribution.

Here are some of the better entries, in my opinion. I solicit yours.
President With Cult
Country of Birth We Know Not
Please Keep Your Koolaid

Words, what are they, now?
Electronic thoughts on screen
The prompter in chief!

Choose death is mantra
Introduce despair kill dreams
Attack from within"Change"
Teleprompter speaks

hero to the press
a reader not a leader
pray he’s gone in 4

What is yours is his
To feed the greed of others
Envy masked as hope

Air Force One goes fast
Terrorizes his voters
They’ll be back for more

Clinton retreads all.
Change has never before looked
So much like the past


buck said...

O say can you see
hope don't come in black or blue
but red on a cross?

DJP said...

It's not fair to set the bar so high with the very first comment, Buck!

NoLongerBlind said...

'Bama is the one
for some who, claiming wisdom
have foolish dark hearts.

Too grim?

buck said...

Sorry Dan, but here's one to lower it a few notches...

change in my pocket
goin' jing-a-ling a-ling
hope O don't hear it

Associate-to-the-Pastor said...

So-called Messiah
Only thing I am saving
Guns and religion

Doug Hibbard said...

election is done
discontinue deception
arise now taxes

Guaranteed by Prez:
healthcare and spending for all
Yep: death and taxes

Freedom isn't free
It does not come from Ovals
But from the real Cross

Self-esteem has left
Prez needs encouragment. Where?

Tax the rich! We must!
Oh, but, wait, well not those rich!
There goes my kickbacks.

Tax! For you, you, and
Wait, Cabinet Appointee?
No taxes for you.

That's all I've got.


Associate-to-the-Pastor said...

Increasing taxes
Man I wish Ron Paul had won
No more IRS

Daniel said...

Angel of: "mercy"
to the liberal masses
"death" to the unborn

RT said...

Adamantine heart -
Cold as a surgeon's knife-blade
To kill the unborn

Nor hard heart of stone,
Nor winter-cold will of man -
Move the mind of God.

Spring returns - God's sun
is bright on the dead unborn -
Shines through hardest stone.

Jay said...

My country was of Thee
Dying is liberty's tree
Unless all fall on their knees

A stench ariseth from DC
Some BO can be washed away
Other BO require much prayer and fasting

DJP said...

Haiku rebel.

The Squirrel said...

I don't do poetry...


Jay said...

Sorry...I should have looked up what haiku is before trying it. Apparently it doesn't mean "speak out truth about rotten corrupt politicians"!

DJP said...

Well, it's just that you have to speak out truth about rotten politicians in 5 syllables, then 7, then 5.


Herding Grasshoppers said...

RT - I didn't know you had such a poetic way with words.

I'd turn my boys loose on this, but they're already... loose.

This is not the hope you were
looking for, is it?

I'm no expert, but I think what you're talking about is actually senryu, not haiku.

Senryū... is a Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku in construction: three lines with 17 or fewer "on" (not syllables) in total. However, senryū tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryū are often cynical or darkly humorous...

From WikipediaJulie

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oops. That's a quote from Wikipedia. No plagerism intended, I just forgot to bracket it.

Susan said...

Oh Dan, haikus on The One? I would much rather write a limerick....

(If I can think of one, I'll comment later.)

DJP said...

Oh, Susan. And here I thought you'd be pleased. In a distant way, at least.

Susan said...

Oh...haha, I get it now. :D You mean the Asian influence, don't you?

Actually, the reason I like limericks so much is because (here I go derailing the meta) when I was in high school, I read a limerick in one of my English class text and was never the same again:

I sat next the Duchess at tea,
It was just as I thought it would be.
Her rumblings abdominal
Were simply abominable,
And everyone thought it was me

The hilarity!!

Susan said...

All right...have a haiku for you now. (Need to think about the limerick--harder to write.)

Brother Thabiti
Should run instead of Barack….
Alas! Not to be

Disclaimer: I used Thabiti as an example because 1) no less than a few people voted for The One despite his moral stance because of his race; and 2) I remember Candy once posting a comment on Pyro that said "Thabiti for President". Any other godly man will do, too.

Susan said...

And, Jay, nevermind the breaking of 5-7-5. Your pseudo-haikus are awesome...especially the second one!! (ROTFL over and over and over....) :D

mikepettengill said...

hope change high ratings
billions to failing business
what about Darwin

DJP said...

Ahem. I'm ready now. Ahem.

Watch the empty suit
Our forefathers' best dreams, gone
We were played for fools

threegirldad said...
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threegirldad said...

Previous version
Much better than the new one.
Abort, Retry, Fail?

[Oh, well -- I tried...]