Call for Poetry

People often invite me to events I’ve either never heard of or want to learn more about before attending. Christian Perry, producer of the SF Beta tech get-togethers, dropped me an email today about his group’s Thursday event. I’ve met Christian before but decided to check out his website. There he offers a compilation of startup poetry including limericks and haikus. Here’s an example:

Sending big files was a chore
Burn CDs, then FedEx? No more!
No more FTP mess
Or clogged in-box stress
With YouSendIt, your business will soar!

I thought that was pretty good, so I decided to pen my own poem:

New Enterprise Associates
NEA was big to start,
But now it’s added $2.5 billion to its cart.
Where will the dollars all go?
Can it possibly make back its dough?
Not if it’s an early-stage investor at heart.

If you’ve got a good poem about a private equity firm, send it my way.