Tag Archive: haiku

Haiku: marriage equality edition

Haiku time again – after an eventful week for civil rights in New Jersey!

You know the rules: 5, 7, 5 again. Take the topic suggestion left you, then set the topic for the next one. I’ll start (with the disclaimer that I say “towards” as one syllable):

Marriage equality

One Governors pen

May slow down but will not stop

Movement towards justice

Next topic: Obama’s popularity skyrockets in NJ

Weekend Haiku: Congressional Redistricting Edition

It’s been a big week, and the fallout from New Jersey’s congressional redistricting, which Democrats lost when tie-breaker John Farmer picked the GOP map, is still, well, falling out.

Rothman picks Turf War with Pascrell over Holy War with Garrett. Unhappy Democrats swiping at each other. Reports of DCCC gazillions offered to Rothman for one really, really expensive sword to fall on. Heldrich Hotel, Homebase Hotspot. Mike DuHaime runs Team Dark Side. Jun Choi out, Ed Potosnak in for 7th District race with Leonard Lance. And Runyan constituents feeling like chopped liver, waiting for the political press to turn its attention to them. This is Haiku: Congressional Redistricting Edition.

You know the rules. 5 syllables, 7, 5 again. Write your haiku on the suggestion of the poet before you; leave a suggestion for the next bloke. I’ll start:

Take the 5th

Tea Party fan mail

Piled on the desk, spilling over

Scott Garrett, breathes deep

Next topic: Rothman v. Pascrell

Thanksgiving weekend haiku

It’s haiku time on Thanksgiving weekend. I’m thankful for this little fun tradition – how did this start, anyway?

You know the rules: 5, 7, 5 again. Take the topic suggestion left you, then set the topic for the next one. I’ll start:

Fracking meeting cancelled

Grassroots rattling

Stops NJ fracking for now

Watch out for next step

Next topic: NJ job growth lags rest of country

Early weekend haiku!

It’s haiku time after a thrilling week in New Jersey politics, with the end of the Christie presidential speculation and the start of Occupy New Jersey.

You know the rules: 5, 7, 5 again. Take the topic suggestion left you, then set the topic for the next one. I’ll start:

Occupy New Jersey

Spread across Hudson

Jersey City, Trenton streets

Tea Party watch out

Next topic: Christie says he is not running

Early Weekend Haiku

Get an early jump on the weekend with haiku. So much to write about – Will he, or won’t he?, Christie soaking up Reagan-glow in Cali, Carl Lewis runs outta chances, Occupy Wall Street, Ron Paul visits NJ, Mitch Daniels visits Christie, the Jersey Shore tax credit, the widening gap of rich & poor. Need topic ideas? There’s always Blue Jersey’s 6th birthday.

You know the rules. 5 syllables, then 7, then 5 again. Write your haiku based on the suggestion of the last poet, then you set the topic for whoever follows you. Extra credit for links.

Big Boy Pants

Breathless reporters

Is he too fat? Too fat? But

We’re big pants people.

Next topic: Jersey Shore tax credit

Weekend haiku

It’s once again time for a haiku on a rainy New Jersey weekend.

You know the rules: 5, 7, 5 again. Take the topic suggestion left you, then set the topic for the next one. I’ll start:

Carl Lewis

Judges reversal

Defeat from jaws of winning

Hope he runs again

Next topic: I Believe the Children Are Our Future (or whatever that SuperPAC is called)

Early Weekend Haiku

Have we eked out the last, the very last of our weekend versifying?

We’ve got a governor swanning around, making kissy-face with far-right bigwigs, and he doesn’t think he has to tell you a thing about it. And he really wants to tell you that. Sheila Oliver? She says Christie’s ‘mentally deranged’. But what’s her deal? Or did she even make one? Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for $420K for Jersey Shore – woo hoo! Carl Lewis is running, running. Christie’s visiting schools – make sure your little drug mules look nice that day. The 9/11 10th anniversary is behind us, but not the memory.

It’s haiku time.

You remember the rules. Five syllables the first line, 7 the next, then 5 again. Take the suggestion of the person before you, set the topic for the next one. Nothing has to rhyme. Feel free to make a point with your haiku. Feel free to give somebody hell. Extra credit for linking to a Blue Jersey post or news article somewhere else. I’ll start off:

Bite me, New Jersey. Love, Chris Christie (in 2 parts)

I go where I want

I do what I wanna, so

Mind your own beeswax

Helicopters, planes

Who rides with the governor?

Redact that, right now.

Early weekend haiku!

It was not such a quiet week in New Jersey, our home state. Irene blew through. Paterson, Wayne, and many other places had serious flooding. And as Labor Day approached, the war over the future of unions in the Garden State raged.

A perfect week for a haiku.You know the rules: 5, 7, 5 again. Take the topic suggestion left you, then set the topic for the next one. I’ll start:

Tea Party response to Irene

It’s your fault, not mine

Should have bought a second home

Pay your own damn bills

Next topic: There are no jobs – Happy Labor Day!

Friday Politics Haiku

This is the perfect week to make fun of New Jersey politics. And you know it.

Carl Lewis: in or out or in? Guadagno: Partisan of State. Christie: Putz. Verizon strikers: bringing middle class workplace concerns to a rich man’s neighborhood, Christie’s neighborhood. Christie (again): focus grouping? Jersey: downrated. @SenSweeney & @NossBorcross: real love? or fakester love?

It’s just 17 little syllables. What could go wrong? You know the rules: 5, 7, 5 again. Take the topic suggestion left you, then set the topic for the next one. I’ll start:

Suckas!

Thwock-thwock-thwock-thwock-thwock-

Got me a chopper, you guys

Suckas pay the tolls

Next topic: Christie in 2012?