Resignation Haiku

I came across an interesting media report. Here it is: 

“We’ve seen quite a bit of resignation notes in the IT world over the years, but this one takes the cake when it comes to originality. Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems, has tweeted his resignation, explaining it with a haiku poem. 

‘Today’s my last day at Sun. I’ll miss it. Seems only fitting to end on a #haiku. 

Financial crisis

Stalled too many customers

CEO no more 

The reasons for Schwartz’s resignation were more or less known much before; recently, Oracle has acquired Sun and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said in an interview last week he expects Schwartz to resign. Last week, Schwartz already announced that he’s probably resigning, tweeting a link to his last blog at Sun. 

According to The New York Times, Schwartz was the first Fortune 200 boss to tweet his resignation Well, why not — if you have to leave, you might as well leave in style.” 

I thought as to what would be my resignation style. Being a fan of Hindi film songs, I would say : “Hum Chhod Chaley Hain Mehfil Ko, Yaad Aaye Kabhi Tau Matt Rona” (I am leaving this party. Do not shed tears if you ever remember me.) 

Another one would be: “Hum Tau Jaatey Apney Gaon, Sab Ko Ram Ram Ram!” (I am leaving for my village. I wish you all in the name of Lord Rama) 

Readers, your responses as to how you would put in your resignations in poetry form, are welcome.

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10 Responses to Resignation Haiku

  1. jasneet kaur says:

    Respected Sir, Thank you for sharing a unique resignation note in the form of a haiku. I really enjoyed your take on few of your own resignation notes inspired by Hindi films. Warm Regards,

    Jasneet Kaur, New Delhi
    Feb 05, 2010

  2. seshu chamarty says:

    Ingenious parting shots Broca ji. My parting shot would be like this 🙂

    stops today

    my nonstop nonsense–

    here I put in my papers

    Seshu Chamarty, Hyderabad
    Feb 05, 2010

  3. atreya sarma says:

    Dear Brocaji, Hats off again for your innovative goggles. Here would be my style:

    Mind you friends

    I’m resigning

    Only to re-sign

    U Atreya Sarma, Greenfield, Wisconsin
    Feb 06, 2010

  4. purushothamarao says:

    Dear Broca, a poetic heart never sleeps in oblivion. In my language, Telugu We use this ‘ram ram’ like a word meaning kateef or spin it while bidding a sour good bye/farewell.

    R. Purushothamarao, Guntur
    Feb 06, 2010

  5. j s broca says:

    Dear Jasneet, Seshuji, Atreyaji, Purushothamaraoji, thanks a lot for your cute responses with your unique sayonaras in poetic style !

    Another parting song on such occasions is from old Hindi film titled “Rangoli” (1962) which goes thus: “Chhoti si yeh duniyaa, pehchaaney raastey hain, tum kahin tau milogey, kabhi tau milogey, tau poochengey haal..”(This is a small world; all its roads are well known; You and me will meet some where again, some time again and we shall enquire each others welfare then for sure.)

    J S Broca, New Delhi
    Feb 06, 2010

  6. Prem Nizar says:

    Dear Broca sir, such a situation arises, we should stand with our company to survive by curtailing overhead expenses. Here is mine:

    To my General Manager,
    please ask the Finance Manager
    to resign, I can fill his slot too…

    Warm regards
    Prem Nizar Hameed, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Feb 06, 2010


    Dear Prem Nizar ji-your rejoinder parting shot is highly appreciated ! Thanks.

    J S Broca
    new delhi
    07th feb 2010

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