VDUX Happy Haiku Contest!!!

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Welcome to the VDUX Happy Haiku Contest!!!

You can win 2 SBD, author rewards, and some free publicity. All you need to do is write a haiku!

Read below for more about the contest instructions, how to participate, awards, and how I'll select a winner.

@dbooster where are you?!

Contest Instructions

Write a haiku about smiles or smiling. Use previous haikus, if you have any!

This must be a one-stanza, traditional 5-7-5 haiku like the ones described here: http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htm . Here’s an example:

Life is hard sometimes.

Try to force yourself to smile.

You will feel better.

You may submit multiple haikus, but you need to make each haiku its own reply. Each one will be considered a separate entry. I've been slack on enforcement of this rule -- don't make me crack the whip!

Next contest will have a theme--do you have a suggestion? Tell me! Suggest a Theme.

How to Participate

  1. Reply below with your haiku. Deadine: 11:59 pm UTC, August 26, 2018.
  2. Upvote this post. Deadline: 11:59 pm UTC, August 26, 2018.
  3. Leave a smile here: How Much Is a Smile Worth.

That's it! But...

You should also resteem this post to increase the winner's prize and give yourself some free exposure! You can participate without resteeming -- I don't give preference -- but if you do resteem, it only helps you.

Also, post your entry on your own blog! Mention @vdux and I'll give you an upvote and resteem your post.

And, collect a bonus point for each person you tag in your contest entry. More players, more prizes, more fun!

Awards

Winner gets:

  • 2 SBD
  • One free resteem from me for any of the winner's posts. (You choose the post. There's no time limit but I reserve the right to refuse resteem any post I consider offensive or indecent -- I'll simply ask you for a different, non-offensive post.)
  • Spot on my Vdux Haiku Contest List of Winners.

One runner-up gets:

  • One free resteem from me for any of the winner's posts. (You choose the post. There's no time limit but I reserve the right to refuse to resteem any post I consider offensive or indecent -- I'll simply ask you for a different, non-offensive post.)
  • Spot on my Vdux Haiku Contest List of Winners.

How I Will Select the Winner

Within 2 days after the deadline, I will read all entries and choose a winner and runner-up. While I'll take upvotes into consideration, my selection will reflect my personal preference based on the entries you submit.

Feel free to reuse a haiku from the past and write as many as you want!

Also, give congrats to all who've participated in my previous contests:

@tristancarax, @jenel, @giddyupngo, @chrislyr, @mineopoly, @puppetmaster1111, @calluna, @yidneth, @creatr, @acousticsteveo, @blackant, @rlt47, @viking-ventures, @steemotion, @foxfiction, @lologirl, @creyestxsa94, @yahialababidi, @jadams2k18, @doughtaker, @ladyrai, @impending.doom, @andysantics48, @felixgarciap, @godstimetim, @gamsam, @antorchajohnny, @aniketmore1925, @mameh, @tygertyger, @kaelci, @felicitas, @ayyeenn, @dmilliz, @eprolific, @jvanman, @kimberlylane, @phoenixwren, @liverussian, @herbertholmes, @dizzyjay, @emdesan, @markeverlasting, @shawnsporter, @operahoser, @eaglespirit, @tomset, @millennialnow, @preparedwombat, @apeximomen, @melissakellie, @freedomno1, @moneyinfant, @mermaidvampire, @millennialnow, @mysearchisover, @yahialababidi, @givonwayne, @pinkgeek, @boxcarblue, @ablaze, @hope-k, @rexdickson, @crescendoofpeace, @digitokash, @theunlimited, @theodora87, @mysecondself01, @pocketmouse, @jacksondavies, @ohkaaay, @lazarus-wist, @dbooster, @janesmy081316, @dc420la, @redheadpei, @whitelite, @olymar248, @nenad-ristic, @trudeehunter, @bananamemos, @iswaldsmoak, @josoft, @onefatindian, @pedroelec, @offgridlife, @daisyphotography, @chadrona, @hazem91, @celsius100, @emergehealthier, @ralk98, @fromage, @four20, @amayphin, @mother2chicks, @jackofcrows, @trumanity, @barge, @evlachsblog, @natepower, @elbrujo, @neenarose, @beatking13, @snowyknight, @alom8, @rentmoney, @sidequest

FEEL THE HAIKU!!!

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You make my face hurt
And still I can't stop smiling
You have my cheat code

(up up down down left right left right b a)

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BOOM!

The lips move and twist
Cheeks lift below downcast eyes
In the smile that lies

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Why so SERIOUS?
I Quote the Notorious.
Be Afraid and Smile!

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img source - Good Smile Company

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I'm scared.

Teeth through parted lips
Smiling brilliance can conceal
Cavities of Heart.

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I like the layers of this one. Nice. Did you leave your smile here: https://steemit.com/life/@vdux/how-much-is-a-smile-worth ?

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Thank you. ....and no I did not, it's currently on my face :D

Here is My Entry!

Bully!

Laugh last little man,
Smiles and wiles and pride.
Weakness sleeps inside.

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Wow. That's a brilliant take on the theme. Totally didn't see you going in that direction, but I love it!

Got beat like a drum

Nuns do not play they get down

All I did was smile

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Nice! Memories?

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Yes, quite a few!

smiling is a treat
unless you lost all your teeth
in that case you grin

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Ha! Good one!

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My second entry @vdux


The smile of a whale!

by @felixgarciap

The smile of a whale
awakes happiness in us
let's imitate it

https://steemit.com/esteem/@felixgarciap/the-smile-of-a-whale-a-haiku-poem-eb51651c5e975est

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I hope some whales smile on me with some big upvotes. 😎

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Thanks for your good wishes @acousticsteveo

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Agree!

Okay I'm back!

Title: Smiles that vanquish all lies

Hide not those smiles
Let them be seen for miles
Vanquishing all lies

https://busy.org/@chrislyr/haiku-smiles-that-vanquish-liez

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Cool! Change to "Let them be seen for miles" to fit 7 syllable 2nd line?

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Okay, I did what you suggest but there seemed to be only 6 syllables in line 2?

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Mea culpa. Ugh. You were right all along.

Did you to leave your smile on this post?

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unless miles is said in Cali slang which makes it two syllables
Mi uls

Hi @vdux! Thanks for naming our haiku the winner last week!
We would be grateful for the re-steem of our most recent post:
6 Degrees of Banana-ation

Thank you. 🍌

We'll be back with a 'Smile' haiku for this week's contest! 😁

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Did it!

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Thanks a bunch!

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No haiku! Next time?

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Yikes. We missed it!
Yes, next time.

Supply create it own demand
Equilibrium will exist because of demand and supply
Standard of living then smile

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Hey there! Thank you for your haiku. For this contest, I need the traditional 5-7-5 haiku, five syllable first line, seven syllable second line, five syllable third line. Can you fix?

Also, need you to leave your smile on this post: https://steemit.com/life/@vdux/how-much-is-a-smile-worth

I'll go to work LOL

My entry

Be happy with love!
by @felixgarciap

The smile is good health
Evil, sadness for the soul!
Be happy with love.

https://steemit.com/esteem/@felixgarciap/be-happy-with-love-a-haiku-poem-c3d77c8c3e675est

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Yes, be happy with love! May we all be so fortunate.

Just show me a smile
It will not hurt you at all
It's therapeutic

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Just show me a smile
It will not hurt you at all
It's therapeutic

                 - celsius100


I'm a bot. I detect haiku.

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Is there an echo in here?

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You got the bot!

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Smile on the inside
And let it slowly bleed through
Your beautiful face.

https://steemit.com/haiku/@acousticsteveo/vdux-haiku-contest-entry-smiles

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Very sweet.

:-)

Happy birthday haikuunnamed (1).gif

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Ha! Where'd you find that?

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Lol
From one of my friend

Here is my entry.

ENJOY LIFE

When your old, laugh and
smile lines are just fine, they show
you enjoyed life!


Image source

https://steemit.com/poetry/@emergehealthier/3dqotj-vdux-haiku-contest-entry

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Perfect thoughts!

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Thank you.

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