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Pirate Haiku

I'm still bitter about the Pirate Haiku contest…

Some time ago, our local newspaper the Oregonian had a contest for the best Pirate Haiku for National Talk Like A Pirate Day. I was aiming for the Second Prize: pirate underwear. I haven't submitted to any of their contests since then, because darn it, mine were better than their winning entries.

But don't take my word for it: judge for yourself.

The plank is ready:
It's "Talk Like A Pirate Day"!
Can you walk the walk?

A bold privateer
Seeks a booty beyond price:
Pirate underwear

Avast ye lubbers!
Face the pirate poet scourge!
Men of hai-kurage.

Seventeen quick breaths
Sixteen men on dead man's chest
One pirate haiku

Fearsome buccaneer,
12-year-old Brianna L.,
MP3 pirate.

Compare for yourself, and tell me I wasn't robbed.