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HaikCow Trouble


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ArtbegottiHey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow tried to write a haiku! But the meter was off, and the farmer did scoff, so we turn the task over to you!

...Is not quite what we're after with this week's You Are Games challenge. But it's close! You might have noticed in a recent Mobile Monday feature that John wrote a review of Cow Trouble. We were able to snag a few extra copies of the game that we wanted to give away, but we struggled to come up with the perfect contest to determine a winner. We thought about hosting a milking contest, or possibly a cheese cube stacking competition. But then we thought to ourselves... HaikCows.

Cow TroubleWhat is a HaikCow, you ask? It's an ancient Japanese form of poetry about cows using a three-line structure of five syllables, seven syllables, and five syllables. After the HaikCow is written, the author is rewarded with a serving of Kobe beef. Or, it's a terrible pun we've produced as the grounds for a competition. In either case, grab your syllable-counting gloves and prepare for your mission!

We have five copies of Cow Trouble that we want to give away. For a shot at a copy, write a HaikCow and post it as a comment below using your Casual Gameplay account. Remember to stick to the proper HaikCow format (5-7-5 syllable scheme, written about cows or some aspect of bovine life), and wow us with your creative juices. Make it funny and original, and you could win some Cow Trouble on your iDevice!

We've got just a few more rules for you to keep in mind: Please keep your entries appropriate for all ages and obscenity free. Multiple entries are allowed, but we can only offer one prize per person. Plus, some other legal bits:

  • All entries submitted become the property of Casual Gameplay.
  • You must be at least 13 years of age to enter.
  • Void where prohibited.

Your deadline for submitting entries is Tuesday, April 5th at 11:59 PM (GMT-5:00). We'll be picking our favorites and sending out copies of Cow Trouble shortly after that.

Best of luck to you,
Intrepid HaikCow writers.
Can you win our prize?

Update:
We have our winners!
Thanks to all who wrote HaikCows,
And congrats for these:

A cattle battle!
Bulls have a beef with the cows
And the steaks are high.

--joemomma

In heaven the cows
Will eat burgers out of you.
(It's not your heaven.)

--gklandgr

Cows are poetic
Their ballads are soothing, but
Udderly punny

--Molanchoff

What was the farmer
Who discovered how to milk
Doing to that cow?

--JoelyBean

Cows aren't waiters
In the restaurant of life
They despise tippers.

--maputo

54 Comments

Armyofnone March 31, 2011 4:06 PM

Dairy in the sky,
More Mad Than Flying Chickens,
Beach Ball and Combos

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Moo. Moo moo; moo moo.
Moo, moo moo? Moo moo moo moo.
Moo? Moo, moo moo...MOO!

(Don't enter me into the contest)

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joemomma March 31, 2011 4:27 PM

Can cattle battle?
Bulls have a beef with the cows
And the steaks are high.

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This one is kind of cow related...

Double cheeseburger
Double double cheeseburger.
Cheeseburger. Doubled.

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One-a cow, two, three
The cow jumped over me.
I awoke to milk.

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Sorry about the previous...

One-a cow, two, three
The cow jumped over me, then
I awoke to milk.

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Far the place you go
The white milk is always home
Where cows are let free.

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fuzzyface March 31, 2011 5:22 PM

Want use Cow-Trouble?
An iPhone you must call yours.
Android users frown.

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fuzzyface March 31, 2011 5:24 PM

Oh user is only one syllable.

Want use Cow-Trouble?
An iPhone you must call yours.
Android users will frown.

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i never did Haiku or Haikcow but im trying my best XD

The day i saw cow
So calm i was then, so free
To be with cow soul.

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My HaikCow:
Innocent bovines
Are punch-ed repeatedly.
Steve gets some leather!

A MineKu:
Players of Minecraft
Become very obsessive
And think in haiku.

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joemomma March 31, 2011 5:32 PM

Cows are trustworthy
No bull, they won't steer you wrong
They udder the truth.

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fuzzyface - user is two syllables. you-zer. You had it right the first time. :P

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Last one from me cos i cant do them

In time was cow born
In all the infinity
For milk and for love

Or

For love and for milk

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Pastures Give Relief
For Both Milk and Herd of Beef;
Bovines' Strong Belief

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How I love haiku,
but I don't care for iPhones;
this contest I'll pass.

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Pavelo13 March 31, 2011 5:41 PM

Bovine can opine
Random thoughts of milk and cheese
But who really cares

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ok this rly is last one and can pls someone tell isit good?

I lived my life long
Full with grass and white cold milk
And now im cow free

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joemomma March 31, 2011 6:06 PM


True free-range thinkers,
'cause cows choose to chew cud, cous!
Bona fide bovine.

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Also in
Best of luck to you,
Intrepid HaikCow writers.
Can you win our prize?

The last line is 6, not 5 syllables

It will be better if you change "Prize" with something with one syllable.Maybe change it with "Can you win this time?" also there is no rhyme i think.

It can be "Only best will do" to rhyme with the first or "Be strong word fighters" or something like that ....
Lol its rly hard to make suck good haiku as that one without mistake . Everything i tryed is just so wrong.. Is official this haiku is impossible to be fixed and be better cos its alrdy in its best form.

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dsrtrosy March 31, 2011 6:25 PM

Waiting in pasture...
Grass, cud, sky--a whistle call!
Time to head for home.

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dsrtrosy March 31, 2011 6:28 PM

and one more from me:

Home is where the bees
Buzz over cow-pattied grass
Making their honey

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Hey Mr. Cow, come
Over here and give me your
Tasty Hamburger

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Except by the way, I forgot to mention, don't count that. I'm not actually entering. It's for fun.

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Molchanoff March 31, 2011 6:41 PM

Cows are poetic
Their ballads are soothing, but
Udderly punny

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Cow rustling made easy.
Dispatch the red and white ball.
Bovine, I choose you!

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The bell tolls loudly
For my cows simple soul. Alas!
My cow has passed on.

Milk will build strong bones
Cheese is the happiest food
No bacon for you

What are you eating?
Sir, that is grass in your mouth!
Om nom nom nom, moo.

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The cows are coming
To eat our flesh, wear our skin
Revenge of the cows

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JoelyBean March 31, 2011 10:51 PM

What was the farmer
Who discovered how to milk
Doing to that cow?

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This game is easier
On the much larger iPad.
But not on the bus!

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deathmoon412 March 31, 2011 11:12 PM

Cows up on the clouds,
Oh how we wonder about,
When will you come back?

Not very good, but hey.
The beginning letters of the sentences spell cow xD

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Cows do not give milk
But without their permission
It's udderly theft

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In heaven the cows
Will eat burgers out of you.
(It's not your heaven.)

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Founded1992 April 1, 2011 2:12 AM

"Moo!" the cows did cry,
In their cute little cow sty.
Don't let them die.

lol a little haicow i wrote in ten seconds.

i don't have an iphone, so this is just for fun ^_^

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fuzzyface April 1, 2011 2:26 AM

@xxerox

look at webster.com
says prize is one syllable
its seems to been right

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What's black, white and red?
Cows in fireman uniforms!
"Jay: they're yellow." Oh. :(

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Pavelo13 April 1, 2011 6:53 AM

Cows have no appeal
Big cows are fat and smelly
Little cows are veal

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Clipartman April 1, 2011 6:59 AM

Gary Larson loved them
He saw their inner beauty
Why can't you see it

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Steerpike April 1, 2011 7:36 AM

If I said "Hi, Cow!"
Would it, mishearing, reply
With a verse like this?

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beetlejes April 1, 2011 8:53 AM

graze in the grass, cow
gaze at the blue of the sky
and chew, cow. moo, cow

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joemomma April 1, 2011 10:18 AM

In a green pasture
A sad tipped over cow hears
Cries over spilt milk

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joemomma April 1, 2011 10:27 AM

(edit)
In a green pasture
A sad tipped over cow cries
Tears over spilt milk

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joemomma April 1, 2011 10:35 AM

(another slight edit from my previous entry):

A cattle battle!
Bulls have a beef with the cows
And the steaks are high.

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Milk, for cows' babies
We put instead in cartons
What does that make us?

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As cars barrel by
The herd watches, chewing cud
Disinterested

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V2Blast April 3, 2011 5:01 AM

Damn you, mscaa! You stole my idea! (Psychically, of course.) Um... If you're not entering the contest, can I use that as my entry?

Cows can't talk at all
Nor can they write poetry
Not even HaikCows

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alijaya April 3, 2011 5:35 AM

I will soon play that
Cow stuck on clouds make me sad
Coz I am your dad

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Standing in the field
Wondering how to make milk
You eat some more grass

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I dont have an ipad neither am i of age to enter the contest.do not enter me.

Why is man squeezing?
That milk was meant for calves
Give it back! Mine! Mine!

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joemomma April 4, 2011 6:22 PM

With a strut that churns
her own milk into butter,
A rare bovine babe.

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Cows aren't waiters
In the restaurant of life
They despise tippers.

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Beware the were-bull
The curse of lycowthropy
Change from the full moooooooon!

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A word of advice:
Although they look like chocolate,
Don't consume cow pies.

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Cows dream of revenge
That clown Ronald's on a bun
With a side of fries.

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