Ellen Pao


Now it’s time for me to go back to my fam’ly, friends;

To work at my career and hope the brutal saga ends.

The court has rendered verdict and I choose not to appeal;

I think it is undignified to continue with this spiel.


Do I think the jury made the right decision – no!

I had cause for action (as the jury sure did know).

I was treated shabby after ending an affair

With a fellow worker who was too much of a square.


Silence, now, is golden, and I will no longer litter

The media with my thoughts (excepting maybe Twitter).

I will greet all queries with an oriental smile

(since my husband Buddy is now scheduled for trial).

from a story in the LA Times