“Whatever Color”: A Poem About Higgs Boson


Are any of you as confused as I am about this whole “God particle” business? Well, hopefully after reading this particular poem by guest poster KC, the once strange Higgs boson will become your new best friend.

Whatever Color (An Ode to Higgs Boson)

Black, white
Yellow or blue
Whatever color
Higgs Boson is too

Higgs Boson comes soft
Higgs boson come hard
Higgs boson comes in packages
And sometimes comes jarred

Higgs Boson is an asshole
And also a nice guy
Higgs Boson are the wings
That lets Higgs get me high

At night I need the boson
To let me lie in bed
But it can only be the Higgs
No other boson can take its stead

Higgs boson is an “icle”
Of which God is part
Higgs boson is the Louvre
And pieces of shitty art

If you ever met Higgs boson
He would shake your hand
She’d also make you a sandwich
And play music in your band

Higgs boson is a pimp daddy
Sometimes even a madam
Put too many Higgs together
And then you gotta atom (add ’em)

But really Higgs boson is the shit
That keeps us all combined
Higgs boson is your heart
Higgs boson is your mind

So find the boson right for you
Few bosons pass the test
Its mass does matter and despite the chatter
Higgs boson is the best


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59 thoughts on ““Whatever Color”: A Poem About Higgs Boson

  1. Simply. Awesome.


    My favorite stanza:

    Higgs Boson is an asshole
    And also a nice guy
    Higgs Boson are the wings
    That lets Higgs get me high

    An asshole AND a nice guy? Sounds just about right, considering the state of the universe right now…

    Thanks – great guest post!

  2. Please stay tuned to more guest posts from me, KC, in the near future! I am very glad you all enjoyed my little poem….and I will leave you all with something to consider. If Higgs Boson comprises of all matter in the universe, then is anti-matter Higgs Bos-OFF? Cheers, KC

  3. Today is a special day. “Freshly Pressed” actually picked a poem as one of its selections today. Truly a rare if never happening on “Freshly Pressed.” My only conclusion……”The regular must be on vacation.” Thank you for this posting from a five year member of the WordPress family with a poetry site no less, and ready to hit 27,000 hits!

  4. Here’s a joke: Higgs Boson strolls into the local Catholic church. The parish priest says ” Why are YOU here?” Answers H-B “Because you can’t have Mass without me”.

    Well done with the poem. And greetings from very wet West of Scotland where we are all growing webbed feet….

  5. Excellent!

    May I add something?
    . . . And then you gotta atom (add ‘em) (Adam)

    But it’s plenty clever as it is, so this is probably just going over the top. So glad to see this FP!

  6. Lol… OK that indeed was funny. 😀
    Give it a little music, get someone to play it on a guitar and YouTube it. Remember to let us know when you do that, though 😀
    This one strongly reminds me of an equally funny song “Save the Orphans” they performed on Three and a Half Men…

  7. I loved the line about Higgs Boson being an asshole and a nice guy. 🙂 Made me smile. Loved the poem. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  8. The poem from KC on Higgs Boson inspired me to write a Higgs Boson limerick, which I’ll post on my own blog. Here’s the first stanza:

    There is a particle called Higgs Boson
    Which the universe seems to grow on
    It’s elusive and small
    Hardly there at all
    It likes to keep its cloak on.

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