Sunday, December 23, 2007

Poetry Break: Ogden Nash

In Baltimore there lived a boy.

He wasn't anybody's joy.

Although his name was Jabez Dawes,

His character was full of flaws.

In school he never led his classes,

He hid old ladies' reading glasses,

His mouth was open when he chewed,

And elbows to the table glued.

He stole the milk of hungry kittens,

And walked through doors marked NO ADMITTANCE.

He said he acted thus because

There wasn't any Santa Claus.

Read the rest of Ogden Nash's The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus.


pawnking said...

I haven't heard that poem for years. Thanks, Michael.

Michael Wade said...


I'm glad you liked it.

Merry Christmas!