G8 and G20 Summits in Haiku

This weekend I’ve been in Toronto for the G8 & G20 summits supporting CIGI‘s G20Net project with OpenText and DFAIT. It has been an interesting experience camping here at the International Media Centre while chaos abounds in the streets…the juxtaposition of riots just outside this building filled with suit-wearing soccer fans is intriguing. I began this post as a discussion of these contrasts, but quickly realized that there was too much to sum up let alone explain. And so, in the spirit of brevity, I present the G8/G20 Summits in Haiku (where appropriate, I’ve hyperlinked the content):

Spring time photo ops
With worlds busiest people
Great Medvedev Tweets

Hunting for sound bites
Global news teams lean closer
Cheer! Germany scored!

Summer festivals
Contrast burning police cars
@Spaiken tells the tale

Billions of dollars
Healing mothers and children
Who will pony up?

Rich bank poor bank all
Subject of key tax debates
But no one’s moving

Chaos causing thugs
A subset of peaceful crowds
I’m kewl kthxbai

Strong words from G8
Condemning terrorism
Ironically vague

Disclaimer: yes, I realize these don’t adhere strictly to the rules of haiku. If you have any you think are better, post them in the comments.


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