Archdruid Contest Entry: 20 Haiku About 20 Games From the 2000s

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Wow, that's lot of haiku for a single post, right? Before you continue and see how mind-blowing the haiku are however, I'm gonna put that expectation of yours down to the ground, because I'm no poet.

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry in 3 lines of 5-7-5 syllables that doesn't have to rhyme. Traditionally, haiku takes nature for its subject, but now I decided to butcher it with these 20 haiku about video games. So these are more of humorous haiku rather than mesmerizing pieces of three lines poetry about nature. So all of you Steemit poets out there, please be gentle... or don't.

This is my contest entry for Archdruid Contest Gaming Decades: The 2000s hosted by @veryspider and @elfranz, and sponsored by curie. I have vague memories of some of these games, so sorry if there's any mistakes, but I hope you'll enjoy the post. These are 20 haiku about 20 games from the 2000s!

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Bad cops and traitors
He can chase and get rid of
But not the damn train


Sarcastic AI
Helping you helping us all
Then there will be cake

Dead Space

All sorts of horrors
Isaac battled and stay sane
I pissed in my pants

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Stealthy cardboard box
Sneaks his way, find hidden threat
La Li Lu Le Lo

Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins

The Stealth Assassin
Keen focus, quiet footsteps
Step his own caltrops

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Falling off a ledge
Time flows backwards, second chance
Fall off the same ledge

God of War III

Angry demigod
Slaughters all gods in his path
Stop by to get laid


Atop the tall tree
Rough rebel with a slingshot
Shitting on bullies

Assassin's Creed 2

Blood stained the white hood
Guards chasing, sit on a bench
Where did the man go?


Worst father ever
Made a city and a slave
Death by a golf stick

At this point I thought 10 haiku was enough and that I should continue with a short story about my childhood in gaming. But, remembering the list of games I've played in the past, despite the vague memories of some of them, I had too much fun to stop but at the same time, my head stuck there thinking of the next 3 lines of phrases.

Do you think I should stop at 10 video game haiku? Well, if you think so, sorry to disappoint, pal, but you'll have to endure 10 more... 

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

Sharp gaze, focused mind
Swift fingers, flawless rocking
I, legend of rock

The Sims

New sim on the block
With new friends, joy in the pool
Remove the ladders

League of Legends

His winds hit nothing
Dying, screaming, more dying
F**king Yasuo main

Shadow of the Colossus

Slay 16 idols
Determined to bring her back
Boy, what have you done?

Just Cause 2

Dude with grapple hook
Fly around, blow stuff up for
No reason, just cause

BioShock 2

Echoes in the dark
Her singing and her chuckles
Searching for angels

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Cardboard box is back
Future saved, move on with it
Kept you waiting, huh?

The Sims 2

Lil' Jack cry aloud
Pick him up, put on the grill
Silence, problem solved

Fallout: New Vegas

Roaming the wasteland
The Courier thirst for revenge
And Nuka-Cola

Mario Kart

Drifting left and right
Blue shell steals me the 1st spot
Friendship gets ruined

I hope you like the post, Steemian. Because even though I kinda like making nonsense haiku like these and managed to make 20 of them, it's still hard to make. Especially when you're not a poet and have grammar issue. Thank you to @veryspider, @elfranz, @archdruid gaming community, and @curie for this fun contest. If you're interested, there's still time to participate, and please, be interested.

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you are an absolute unit


cant stop laughing

This is the best thing ever XDDDDDDDDDD

thank you for entering the contest <33333333333333333


Hah, thank you Spodey XD

And no no no, thank you for the contest <3

Wow, you played a lot of games, Rainey!
Your haiku about The Sims are so murderously evil bwahaha. I know about the swimming pool trick but I didn't know about the grill.

Good luck with the contest =).


Thank you, Scrawly ^^
I played a lot, but never finished most of them. But good thing the experiences still enough for me to write all these haiku about them hahaha.
The baby bbq thing is a mod for a better homicide gameplay experience, if trapping someone in a room full of stoves or ladderless pool party is not enough.


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These were awesome, lol!

... But the cake is a lie!

Haha, as a poet and a gamer since birthI really really enjoyed this! Thank you for making it!

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