Saturday, April 25, 2009

LOST Haiku! Entries & Contest Winners

Earlier this week I held a Lost haiku contest via my Facebook page. I was thrilled to see how many participated and just how clever some of our fellow Lost fans are!

The grand prize is an autographed Sterling "young Ben" Beaumon t-shirt, and three runners-up will receive Lost t-shirts. Due to shipping costs, the contest was only open to those in the U.S. However, I did receive a few haikus from international Losties, which are included below.

Here was my example:
I do not like Kate;
Juliet as mechanic,
I'd much rather date.
And here were the entries, by name:

ALIXE
Desmond, your constant?
you have some 'splainin to do!
darn it, Faraday!

BONNIE G
Egyptians were there
Richard Alpert is ageless
Is he the Sun God?

BRITTANY
Hurley sees dead peeps
Dude that is freaking crazy
or is he crazy?

BRYAN S
Eko was the best,
But now he is laid to rest.
Returns as a guest?

CAROLE T
Time travel is fun,
Many mysteries abound.
Where has Jacob gone?

CAT S
John Locke cannot die
Sorry Ben, you should not try
The Six had to lie

CHAD T
We have to go back
We were not supposed to leave
It's a leap of faith

DARRELL D
A Bloody Rock God
Woken by the loss of self
Sacrifice gives life

DOUG D
Trees move, the ground shakes
Hear the roar, A dinosaur?
Run! Your life's at stake!

HILLARY P
Bad ass with a knife
His faith stronger than combat
Don’t tell Locke he can’t

HOLLI
Walkabout was it
Life sucked up by epic show
Now what after end

JACOB L
I've been watching since
I was a thirteen year old.
Now, five years later...

JENN B (from Canada)
Ben is a menace
I want to be Freckles too
LOST is my lifeline

JENNIFER W
New Island Intrigue:
Who's behind the newcomers?
And what's in their box?

JESSICA P
LaFleur has flowered
Sawyer's revenge now fulfilled
Freckles has returned

JOANNA H
"Dead is dead," Ben says
Is it really what he means?
Follow Locke; you'll learn.

JODI T
Libby who were you?
Widmore's daughter? Dharma?
I hope we find out

JOHN P
The Donkey wheel turns
We all skip to the beat of time
I need a constant

JON F
Dead is dead says Ben
But Locke is walking today
What is up with that?

JOSE
Sweaty dynamite
"Dude, you've got some Artz on you"
Hurley has best lines

JULIE J
I think he is Hot!
With his shiny flowing hair;
I adore Hurley!

KAREN M
Breathtaking beach
An endless sea
Time is LOST

KATHRYN L
Floating island,
hidden in the shadows,
judgment to follow.

KATIE H
Fate has brought you here.
Faith or science will you chose.
A war is coming.

KYLA
back from Ann Arbor
his old tie and a new smile
Faraday kicks ass

LISA G
LOSTies are the best
Friendships forged from TV show
I want a tee shirt!

LORI H
Stranded with Sawyer
On a deserted island
Is heaven on earth.

LORI S
Four eight fifteen and
sixteen twenty-three forty
two make 108

MARIA H
Jack, Kate, Miles, Locke, James
the daddy issues abound
why the daddy hate?

MELISSA G (from Canada)
Beneath the temple
Ben's judged by the Smoke Monster
Yikes it let him live!

MELISSA Q
Little Ben was sweet
But he had to help Sayid
So much for good deeds

MICHAEL R
Time turns round and round
The chosen moment has come
Locke will take his throne.

NELSON
Jumpsuits all around
Bad hairpiece makes me younger
I am Ben Linus

RYAN P
The Swan Hatch explodes
The Boxman watches Desmond
Quarantine Door falls.

SASHA
Eternal Island
Times Stands Still For Only You
Take them home again

SEAN R
Hurley-Jumbotron
Your lottery numbers haunt
Four Eight Fifteen Six...

SHANNON H
Desmond in t-shirt...
Over birthday suit sublime
Flash On...Flash...O' Mine!


SHANNON K
Oceanic falls
Survivors lost on a beach
Locke has the answers

SHAUNA R
"Pay attention! See
my dynamite handling skills."
Arzt explodes. Kaboom!

SHEIN
Is Locke the Hero?
Ben - the one the Island wants?
Desmond for the Win!

TOM S (from the UK)
Oh great big statue,
one toe short of a full foot,
Richard is that you?

TONY C
nosebleeds and flashes
Hippies, monsters, polar bears
oh, hootenanny!

VALERIE N
where time stops then spins
this island of mystery
ever out of reach

This was a very entertaining yet challenging one to judge! For what it's worth, I read each entry out loud, spoken-word style, to assist my final decision...

Grand Prize: Lori H
Because almost every female Lost fan would agree with and appreciate your sentiment. Perhaps my girl Juliet was thinking that very thing at the end of Season 4. :)

Runners-up:
  • Bryan S
  • Darrell D
  • Hillary P
  • John P
In the end, I decided to pick one more runner-up because it was so tough to choose! Lori, Bryan, Darrell, Hillary and John P - please email me your shipping address and I will send your t-shirts out next week.

Thank you to everyone who participated; I hope that it was as much fun for you to write the haikus as it was for me to read them all!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was so much fun... your choices are on target!!!!! I also enjoyed Doug D's :) ... thanks!
Shein

~Karen~ said...

This was a lot of fun, indeed. Even if I don't know how to create a haiku ;D

Darrell said...

Holy Gene The Cow!!! I can't believe I won something. This really was a fun and challenging (for me) contest. Who knows, we may just use it as inspiration for our Fringe podcast!

Darrell
The Fringe Podcast
www.thefringepodcast.com

brian said...

I know the contest is over, but I can't believe no one did one with the numbers. here's mine.

4,8,15,16,23,42
what do these crazy numbers do?
perhaps only the Egyptians knew.

Jo said...

Brian - There were a few 'numbers' mentioned in haikus above! And thank you for yours! LOL

-jo

Valerie said...

Great choice! They were all fun. I'm glad I got to contribute. lol! :)

lorilooski said...

Woo Hoo! I just came back downstairs after my victory dance of joy around the house. I got high tens from my husband and daughter. Thanks, Jo! With Sawyer as my muse, I will continue writing Haikus (Hey! That rhymed! I'm getting good at this!).

Lori H.

Nurby said...

Oh drats! How did I miss this on facebook. I should get rid of friends, just so I don't miss things like this :(

Too Many Hats said...

That was a fun read. Very creative folks.

neoloki said...

It would be great if this contest was posted here also. I don't use Facebook. Kinda bummed I misses this.

Tigerlily said...

GREAT haikus. Of the winners, I think I like Hilary's best. Well done, everybody!! Thanks, Jo, for tapping into our creativity!!

Bring on some more contests, please!