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Haiku for You and Your Consulting Firm

Change of pace today.
Only haiku, not advice.
You deserve some fun.

One more week gone, and
the proposal isn’t signed
Should I call again?

Hooray, they said yes!
Let’s review the task timeline.
Uh oh. We owe what?!

She greets me warmly.
The flight attendant knows me.
Another Monday.

The client requests
an extra analysis.
More work? Aaack. Scope creep.

Our report, page 12,
the client hears what he wants.
Now he is happy.

Presentation done,
at last this job is finished.
Where’s the next project?

Other consultants
need a respite from their toil.
Post your clever verse.


31 Comments
  1. Geraldine
    July 31, 2019 at 8:00 am Reply

    In my black flip flops
    Dreaming of more nice clients
    I’ll take dog to beach.

    • David A. Fields
      July 31, 2019 at 8:19 am Reply

      Lovely! (Also, a great idea.) I’m impressed with your composition skills, Jerry.

  2. Tom Borg
    July 31, 2019 at 9:45 am Reply

    Morning sun peaks through my window
    Another day of opportunity awaits
    Life is so good!

    • David A. Fields
      July 31, 2019 at 9:55 am Reply

      Wonderfully uplifting, Tom. Your terrific outlook is a blessing to yourself and your clients.

  3. Marlene D Chism
    July 31, 2019 at 9:51 am Reply

    Ostrich Consulting
    We put our heads in the sand
    So you don’t have to.

    • David A. Fields
      July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am Reply

      Brilliant and hysterical. Well played, Marlene.

      • Geraldine
        July 31, 2019 at 11:45 am Reply

        That takes the cake!

        • Marlene Chism
          July 31, 2019 at 10:08 pm

          😉

          Don’t encourage me
          I’m very competitive
          And like to show off

        • David A. Fields
          August 1, 2019 at 9:10 am

          Supercilious?
          No. Unapologetic
          intellectual.

  4. Nick
    July 31, 2019 at 10:03 am Reply

    A new week is born
    Dawn arises in the east
    Promise of Prospects

    The phone starts to dance
    Could this be your great big chance
    Time to take a stance

    The facts are quite clear
    You have a new client here
    Overcome your fear

    The project sounds just right
    Skills and talents on display
    Success awaits you

    What will you do now
    Opportunity awaits
    This is your moment

    Write that proposal
    Show the world what you can do
    There are none like you

    Now the wait begins
    If your focus was on them
    Happiness awaits

    You earn your rewards
    When you take strong bold action
    Victory is yours

    • David A. Fields
      July 31, 2019 at 10:09 am Reply

      Very, very impressive, Nick. Your clients are fortunate to have such a creative consultant working with them.

      I’m positive other readers are enjoying your verses too.

    • Sharon
      July 31, 2019 at 10:22 am Reply

      So entertaining
      And a great reminder that
      Brilliance can be brief

      • David A. Fields
        July 31, 2019 at 11:03 am Reply

        Exactly.

  5. Janet Falk
    July 31, 2019 at 10:20 am Reply

    David,
    I have sent a holiday haiku as an e-card to clients, colleagues and other contacts since 2009, with images included as of 2013.

    It is distinctive and underscores my skill as a writer.

    Recipients tell me they know the holiday season is here when my greeting arrives.

    2018
    Sing a song of snow.
    A white coat gently glistens
    and brings joyful peace.

    2017
    In the dark of night
    A sudden glimpse of bright light
    Sparks joy in my heart.

    The 2017 card was cited by PR Daily as one of its top PR holiday greeting cards as a lesson of keep it short and sweet.

    2016
    In the wintry dark
    Stars sing brilliant melodies.
    Hope and joy for all.

    2015
    Snow blankets the street
    A cushion of sweet silence.
    Peace, all the way home.

    2014
    Ring in the New Year!
    Peace, love, music, art, snowflakes.
    Share them everywhere.

    2013
    Tall, from a distance,
    Snowy tree stands in silence
    My heart fills with peace.

    2012
    Snowflake, dance with me
    Raise arms to the winter sky
    Embrace the moment.

    2011
    As candles flicker,
    Moonbeams glide past the snowman
    In gentle rhythm.

    2010
    The New Year’s promise:
    hope, joy, peace, love, memories
    and gentle snowflakes.

    2009
    The quiet magic
    brought by the first winter snow
    inspires and awes.

    • David A. Fields
      July 31, 2019 at 11:05 am Reply

      Beautiful constructions, Janet. NPR was right to recognize you and I appreciate you sharing your craft with me and other readers.

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