• Auditor Haiku – Who Said Accountants Weren’t Creative?

    By • May 10th, 2009 • Category: Latest, Pure Content, Your Career

    Just when I think I may have gone too far, stretched your faith in me, asked for too much, you surprise me. 

    The contributions to the impromptu haiku contest, inspired by gogo Inflight and their offer of a free hour of inflight wifi to SOBCon attendees, have been AMAZING! I am now sure there are some hidden poets, fiction writers, and essayists, as well as a few more bloggers, amongst my readers.  Glad to have inspired you to think in a different structural form, for a few moments at least.

    Strictly speaking, Haiku (俳句 haikai verse?) is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 morae (or on), in three metrical phrases of 5, 7 and 5 morae respectively. Haiku typically contain a kigo, or seasonal reference, and a kireji or verbal caesura.  This was a fun exercise, but my choice of “winners” was based on how close the poem came to this ideal.

    To kick it off, mine is here:

    Wings up, free as bird.

    Go-going to some places

    never forgotten.

    The three winners of a gogo Inflight coupon for a free inflight wifi session are:

    Tenacious Truman

    Season of the bee

    
Utilization is high


    The airport: my hive

     

    BobFromAccountTemps

    debits credits reign

    extreme winters bite long gone

    
a soul sold again

     

    Daniel Montes

    I drive and I fly


    With red pen in hand, I test

    
On Friday I venture home

     

    Winners: Please send me a mailing address, via email or Twitter, where I can send your coupon.

    The rest of the entries, including one limerick (wow, an idea for another contest…) are reprinted below.  They are all great. I especially like the call-and-response vibe that was created.  Makes me smile here in sunny (today) Chicago.  To all of you who contributed, please send me an email with contact info and your location. Lunch is on me next time I’m in your town.  In fact…just invite me.  

    I’m expensive, but I’m worth it.

     PS.  All of you “anonymous” folks, please set up a pseudonym for commenting.  Helps me and the other readers keep you straight and puts a personality and brand stamp on your thoughts.

    Erik Hare http://erikhare.wordpress.com/  | wabbitoid47@yahoo.com |

    Something from nothing


    Always seemed so magical

    Until it wasn’t.

    whoops

    Strategic mistake

    
top performers are leaving

    
to government jobs

    anon  (1)

    Seemed so good at first

    
The kool-aid has grown bitter

    
Time for office chat

    ClownCollege

    Big 4 life is tough

    
If you don’t like it, get out

    
And stop your whining

    Anonymous (2)

    whining and stating the facts


    two different things

    
the big 4 life is overrated

    Tony Rezko

    Machiavelli

    
of Accounting, ClownCollege


    hath drunk the kool-aid

    Section 245 A haiku for my staff:

    Another month ends

    
Pull thumb out of hindquarters


    Collect my bills, please

    Anonymous
 (3)

    Please get your own bills


    we are not bill collectors

    
we are auditors

    Anonymous
 (4)

    partners are scared


    in panic mode it is clear

    
worse times than 0 – 1. 

    Anonymous
 (5)

    Charge hours are down

    
Utilization is low

    
Man I’m in trouble

    Summerfly

    Journey into ether

    
Between the night and the dawn


    Gossamer wings fly

    Tenacious Truman

    Cherry-blossoms waft

    
O’er unemployed CPAs.

    
“Not enough profit.”

    Erik Hare http://erikhare.wordpress.com/  | wabbitoid47@yahoo.com |

    New management fads

    
Fossilize, thus becoming


    The Stoney Lonesome.

    Anonymous
 (1)

    I’ll go for a limerick…

    There once was a poster named ClownCollege


    who took contrarian opinions with full knowledge

    
that he would soon see 


    the Big Four turn to three


    and a misplaced faith would he acknowledge

     

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    1. Auditor, my profession to be
      My future, collapsed from right underneath me
      Studying hard, determination, defines me.

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