Reapers Halloween Challenge!

Community Manager

As we're nearing the end of spooktober, All Hallows Eve is upon us, time for a fun challenge!


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It's becoming a yearly tradition that I challenge everyone to show off their skills in all kind of different challenges, and this year we're going to try and dabble in a bit of Japanese poetry




A Haiku-off!

The Challenge is simple: compose a haiku that is both scary and somewhat related to our field (security/networking/general IT or good old helldesk stories)

The composition of a haiku is usually 3 lines with the first line being 5 syllables, second line being 7 and the third 5, so 17 syllables in total.



I like my firewall (5)

It stops bad men in their tracks (7)

Then i take their soul (5)


I'm not going to be a stick in the mud and enforce strict rules, so if you are able to make something haiku-like with a few more or less syllables, that will do just fine (we're here to have fun, after all ;) )


As per the usual, we (the Live Community team) will be hand-picking a few lucky people to win some loot and gain eternal glory in the hall of fame of the Live community! so get your thinking skull-masks out and sit in a dark crevace while you write poetry most evil



My scythe is worn out

Many blogs by my hand cast

Now its time for fun




L1 Bithead

Why was the packets sent?

I didn't know what all this meant

Palo Alto budget well spent

L5 Sessionator

How to spook malware...?

...go trick or treating with my...

shiny new firewall!

L0 Member

Security is
Your responsility
On prem AND in the cloud




L6 Presenter

Packets sent by glass !

A flickering light is seen

But I still hear them



corny but accurate... 5-7-5 and does not rhyme...

Plus... anyone who reads this will immediately poo thier pants... 

Please send cash, no more hoodies...

L2 Linker

My firewall is cool

Fans suck in air to stay cool

Dont be jealous upgrade

L0 Member


Knock Knock, TRICK or TREAT!

Dam it that malware got us

Next time use Palo


L4 Transporter

dont get spooked
make those vampire threats puke
with palo alto boot

Community Team Member

Just throwing this out.. again, no need to rhyme.. 


Without Our Networks to Hack
The Hackers wouldn't have anything to hack
But Palo Alto Helps protect

L1 Bithead

When threats lurk all around

Our savior comes to root out evil

Palo Alto conquers Internet Demons

L1 Bithead

Ghoulish traffic tries

But quickly stops and it dies!

Palo’s there ‘fore it cries

L2 Linker

I seek and destroy

In the land of trust no one

With my trusty PA

L7 Applicator

Let me introduce

We are the zombie VMs

We will eat your RAM

L7 Applicator

Forti and cisco stand still

Scared to death by fancy bear

Palo fights till the end

L1 Bithead

seeking 0-day threats
wildfire burns an evil red
stay a step ahead

L2 Linker

Cunning fox planned to escape
Hidden in the pouch of trusty Kangaroo
But caught by nextgen Chimpanzee

L2 Linker

It's not the darn firewall.

I can guarantee it's not the firewall.

See, I told you so!

L7 Applicator

Zombies come for me

My HA-1 link is down

Oh no, a split brain

L0 Member

I wrote all the rules
oh no forgot to commit
Now I work weekend





A true horror story 

L2 Linker

Packets were dropping

Internet cannot be reached

Someone pulled the cable



One scary story

Boss said our firewall is down

We don't own a firewall


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