Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash

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Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces. With his unconventional rhyming schemes, he was declared the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry.
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The People Upstairs

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The people upstairs all practise
Their living room is a bowling
Their bedroom is full of conducted tours
Their radio is louder than yours,
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Song of the Open Road

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I think that I shall never seeA billboard lovely as a
Indeed, unless the billboards fallI'll never see a tree at all
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Come On In The Senility Is Fine

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People live forever in Jacksonville and St
Petersburg and Tampa,
But you don't have to live forever to become a grampa
The entrance requirements for grampahood are comparatively mild,
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Goody for Our Side and Your Side Too

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Foreigners are people somewhere else,    Natives are people at home;
If the place you’re
Is your habitat,    You’re a foreigner, say in Rome
But the scales of Justice balance true,    And tit leads into tat,
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Lines To Be Embroidered On A Bib

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The Child Is Father Of The Man,
But Not For Quite A
So Thomas
Never drank his medicine;
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I Didnt Go To Church Today

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I didn't go to church today,
I trust the Lord to understand
The surf was swirling blue and white,
The children swirling on the sand
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No Doctors Today Thank You

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They tell me that euphoria is the feeling of feeling wonderful,well, today I feel euphorian,
Today I have the agility of a Greek god and the appetitite of
Victorian
Yes, today I may even go forth without my galoshes,
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The Ant

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The ant has made herself
By constant industry industrious
So what
Would you be calm and
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The Perfect Husband

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He tells you when you've got on too much
And helps you with your girdle when your hips stick
An interested poem for the times
These days, women do not wear girdles, but we all get what he means: husbands were/are good for somethings...
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More About People

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When people aren't asking questions They're making suggestions And when they're not doing one of those They're either looking over your shoulder or stepping on your toes And then as if that weren't enough to annoy you They employ you
Anybody ...
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Columbus

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Once upon a time there was an Italian,
And some people thought he was a rapscallion,
But he wasn't offended,
Because other people thought he was splendid,
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Old Dr Valentine To His Son

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Your hopeless patients will live,
Your healthy patients will die
I have only this word to give:
Wonder, and find out why
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To My Valentine

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More than a catbird hates a cat,
Or a criminal hates a clue,
Or the Axis hates the United States,
That's how much I love you
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The Purist

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I give you now Professor Twist,
A conscientious scientist,
Trustees exclaimed, "He never bungles
"And sent him off to distant jungles
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The Pizza

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Look at itsy-bitsy Mitzi
See her figure slim and ritzy
She eats
Pizza
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