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Crafting The Best THON Haikus

We are currently breaking out of the graveyard shift and into a new day, but our sanity is slowly starting to slip away. So, what does one do when they are on the brink of insanity? Write haikus, of course!

If you didn’t pay attention to a singular English class in high school, a haiku is a short, unrhymed poem that adheres to a specific three-line, 17-syllable format.

Now that you’re educated, let’s get into some THON haikus.


Dancing for a cure

All seven hundred people,

No sitting on floor.


Tutus, fanny packs,

Flood the BJC concourse,

Wow! You look so good.


Sitting on press row,

We say hello to our foe,

Oh no! They don’t dance!


Tennis balls, massage,

For your feet that hurt so bad,

All for a good cause.


Look! Sororities,

Frats, clubs, orgs; you see them all,

Together at THON.


Live singers and bands,

Pumping up the crowd all day.

It’s just all good vibes.


The motto is clear:

For The Kids and for a cure,

The City of THON.


Big, glowing letters,

Bouncing up and down to beats,

All over the stands.

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Tobey Prime

Tobey is a senior studying broadcast journalism from Lancaster, PA. He is a major Pittsburgh sports fan and Miami Heat fanatic. When Tobey isn't writing for Onward State, you can catch him looking at photos of his pugs. Send your best insults to [email protected] or sports takes to @tobey_prime on Twitter.

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