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Fiscal Cliff Haikus To Get You Through the Lame Duck

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, who spoke with President Barack Obama yesterday, arrives for a closed-door meeting with the GOP caucus, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner and the other House Republican leaders are calling for Obama to come up with plan they can accept for spending cuts and tax revenue to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax hikes and budget reductions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

photo of Elahe Izadi
December 11, 2012

I started my day with a mission: to wax poetic about politics. Thus, #FiscalCliffHaikus was born.

Seriously, is there a better way to wrap your brain around a potential congressional showdown, involving billions of dollars and many moving parts, than by writing a five-seven-five syllable poem? I say no.

Many of you channeled your inner poets, offering up haikus encapsulating many of the dynamics and positions in the fiscal cliff debate. In came the prose from reporters, staffers, influencers and political junkies. (I'm still waiting on a congressman or senator to offer one up -- who wants to make history?).

Here are some favorites, and you can still play along – leave a haiku in the comments’ section, or tweet it with the #FiscalCliffHaikus hashtag. Onward, political poets!

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