Thursday, February 4, 2010

Contest Time!

It's time for a BLOG CONTEST!

Ok, so you can't really get to Hawaii from winning my contest, but it got your attention, didn't it?

Here's the contest:

Write a haiku about Valentine's Day. There is a lot to say about this day. Tradition has it that it's a day for lovers, but I think it's become a day for Hallmark and Hershey's to make some serious cash. It's a day for kids to eat sugar and have a party at school with cute boxes decorated in construction paper hearts of pink, red and purple. It's a day that some single people loathe. Other singles I know love the day as it's a reason to have a big bash with lots of other single friends.

So, what's your take on the day? Put it in a haiku and write it into your comment. You are allowed as many haiku entries as you wish because once you write one, you will want to write another and another and, well, you get the idea.

A winner will be announced on February 14 (of course) and will receive two Regal movie tickets. The tickets can be used for whatever movie you and your Valentine wish to go to.

According to WikiHow: A haiku is a non-rhymed verse genre, conveying an image or feeling in two parts spread over three lines, usually with a seasonal reference. There are 5 syllables in the first sentence, 7 in the second and 5 again in the last sentence.

To get you started, here's my haiku:

Ten sticky fingers
Pass a sweet pink card to me
It says I love mom

If you need some more serious instruction click here for real haiku info.

Bring on the haikus! Serious, funny, clever... they are ALL fun and someone will win movie tickets!


  1. Ya, I know I cant win... but here is my haiku...

    Oh my Valenitne,
    You are made of pure chocolate
    I love you Hershey

  2. The day of loving
    Three little words to be said
    Celebrate your love

    A little random....but does it make sense?

  3. His heart in his hand
    Ready to say I love you
    Happy Valentines

  4. Single or taken
    Surrounded or just lonely
    Valentines arrive

  5. Today is your day
    With chocolate hearts and candy,
    Tell her you love her

  6. Three words change it all
    Friends, family, and others
    Make this day worth while.

  7. Cierra Pendelton... you are GOOD! Did you get them off of google or are you just that smart....

  8. Haha oh thanks. I was making those up. Oh ok. I came up with another one!!

    A chocolate rose
    A kiss and an I love you
    A fairytale day

  9. My heart sang today
    Today was a fairytale
    Because you love me.

  10. I say just give it to Cierra...that's some kind of tenacity! I am NOT a poet and I know it.

  11. Godiva and Dove
    Chocolate, chocolate, yum
    Oh, how I love thee.

    (OK, so haiku is not my thing. I'm better at limericks.)

    There once was a man named Dave,
    Whose curly hair was all the rave,
    He thought it a hoot,
    To show friends how cute,
    His hair was and now he is shaved!


  12. Mrs. Joss that is so funny!

    I like it.

  13. Ellen- now just incorporate a bald valentine into your haiku and you'll be in the running! Thanks for charging these comments back up!

  14. Mrs. Joss that is AWESOME!!!!!!!

  15. Here's some chocolate
    And a kiss from me to you
    Happy Valentines

  16. Today is your day
    Go out on a date just you
    And your true love too

  17. Or this one too....I think they are getting worse and worse.

    You know I love you
    And I know you love me too
    Happy Valentines

  18. Cierra: "A" for effort, but we'll see on the 14th! Anyone else want to give this girl some competition?

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  20. I am still trying to think of a good one. I am only good at rhythms. So far I like Mrs. Joss the best. Mrs. Arend yours was really cute too!!! :)

  21. divine sweet sublime
    a red rose and a smile
    chocolate coffee

  22. A chocolate heart
    And a beautiful red rose
    Fall in love again

  23. Sorry Brenda, even a bald haiku couldn't keep up with the master poet, Mr. Darrin!

  24. Yes Ellen, but Darrin needs to count syllables and try again! "A red rose and a smile" is 6, not 7, last I counted... Go for it Ellen!

  25. goodness gracious cierra... you just keep throwing poems out like their is no tomorrow!

  26. I'm on it. I'm thinkin.....maybe the inspiration will hit later today.


  27. Red lipstick prints go,
    On my bald husband's sweet head,
    He's my Valentine.


  28. He may not be here
    But he is my Valentine
    We love eachother

  29. We may be to young
    To fall so hard so quickly
    But this is true love

  30. The kids all smile
    With those little candy hearts
    It's the day of love

  31. Ok, Jason and I are going all out! Here we go!

    It's about love,
    Oh I love my Valentine,
    Why no more football?

    The rain is falling
    I don't have school for a while
    Living life fully

    I love my kitty
    She's my true Valentine
    She has stinky feet

    Rumbling tummy,
    The smell of French toast cooking,
    My husband sure rocks!

    I'm glad I'm married
    I sure like my Ring Barrel,
    He likes Mariners

    It is the season
    Amanda is now driving
    Here she comes, watch out!

  32. I love the movies,
    I really want the tickets,
    I'll eat some popcorn.

    I love the winter
    It's time for the Olympics
    Give me the tickets.

  33. I love the Arends
    They are kind and generous
    A beautiful fam!

  34. Roses can be red,
    Violets should be purple, duh,
    Sweets taste good, like you!

  35. Brenda, Amanda,
    Thomas, Emily and Jack
    Those are the Arends!

    Bet you didn't know you were a haiku!!

  36. what is a syllable? how many syllables in the word smi le?

  37. A winner has been chosen, I just haven't had time to blog! Stay tuned!