Today, I’m participating in a little meme called “Brand Haiku.” It was Aaron Strout‘s idea, so blame him. I promised the others participating (see link below to the next one you’re supposed to read) they would regret asking me. We were supposed to write one about a brand that had impressed us (or something … I didn’t really pay attention to the instructions), but all I heard was, “write Haiku,” and this came out. Enjoy!

Aaron Strout made me
write haikus about business
Powered must be bored

Haikus have a style
much harder than writing in
one hundred forty

Characters we are
All of us balancing our
egos to be nice

To each other we
link our poems to show you

All of that’s nice but
all are thinking that I am
way way off topic

So here are my stabs
at haikus that will make them
regret asking me

I went to the bar.
Ordered a Maker’s Mark neat.
Now I’m satisfied.

One bourbon is nice.
Three put you over the top.
Four is too many.

I fly Southwest Air
Not because of open seats
But lack of assholes

My doctor is cruel
I leave his office yelling
Give me percocet

That Falls City Beer
formerly flat disgusting
changed things. Now its good.

Adult toy stores rock.
But I am very confused.
No way that will fit

I bet the others
will be mad they didn’t think
to write more than one

But that’s what they get
for inviting someone who
never follows rules.

And now, you’re supposed to go see Laura “PIstachio” Fitton for her little ditty. Enjoy!

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Jason Falls

Jason Falls is a leading thinker, speaker and strategist in the world of digital marketing and is co-author of two books, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing and The Rebel's Guide To Email Marketing. By day, he leads digital strategy for Elasticity, one of the world's most innovative digital marketing and public relations firms. Follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).

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  • annhandley

    LOL!!! I love the epic poem (epic haiku?) style….!

  • jaybaer

    Pure genius. It's your Iliad.

  • Russ_Somers

    Jason Fall's haiku
    I think it's an imposter
    Does not end with “heh”

  • scottmonty

    Homer (the real Homer – not Simpson) would be jealous.

  • Sara at Saving For Someday

    Haiku teach us that
    Smart people really are that smart
    and can be funny

  • astrout

    Jason – as promised, you delivered… in spades. You get MUCHO extra credit for doing multiple haikus. Never thought about telling a complete story by threading several of them back to back. Love what you've done. ;)

    Aaron | @aaronstrout

  • Jon Thomas

    What a rebel!!!! Laura's link isn't working though. Here's is here:

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