A Haiku For John Browne

Lord John Browne may be feeling a little down after being outed and subsequently stepping down as British Petroleum’s head honcho, but maybe a bit of homo haiku will cheer him up.

Mark from Slap Upside the Head has penned an epic of a poem in his honor. Here’s but a snippet:

Don’t you find it strange
one would risk resignation
over coming out?

Clients shouldn’t flee
careers should not be ruined
just because you’re gay

Nicely done, but to just be clear: Browne didn’t really quit because he’s gay. He left over that whole perjury thing. But, yes, he perjured himself to save gay face over meeting a hooker in a park and then dating him for four years, so that’s sort of like quitting over being gay. Only far more salacious…

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  • Ben

    Here’s my Haiku take on everything:

    you’ve screwed me with gas
    you’re getting it up the ass
    karma’s a real bitch

  • Ash

    I like Ben’s haiku, not least because it is an ACTUAL haiku following the 5-7-5 syllable format. Mark’s “haiku” is actually a crappy free-verse poem.

  • Manny

    Ash, maybe I’m not counting correctly, but it looks like Mark’s follows the 5-7-5 rule to me.

  • Paul Raposo

    Uh…yeah Ash, if it helps, my teacher used a simple method for counting silly bulls, pat your palm as you sound out the words. Then have a nap. Or piss off, or drop dead, or whatever.

  • Mark

    Spiffy! Thanks for the mention, guys!

    Ash, I’m sorry to hear you thought my haikus were crappy. I’m not a poet by any stretch of the imagination, but I enjoyed making them. Check out the rest of my site sometime; it’s not all haikus, I promise!

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