Jack Prelutsky

(8 September 1940 / Brooklyn, New York)

Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face - Poem by Jack Prelutsky

Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.

Imagine if your precious nose
were sandwiched in between your toes,
that clearly would not be a treat,
for you'd be forced to smell your feet.

Your nose would be a source of dread
were it attached atop your head,
it soon would drive you to despair,
forever tickled by your hair.

Within your ear, your nose would be
an absolute catastrophe,
for when you were obliged to sneeze,
your brain would rattle from the breeze.

Your nose, instead, through thick and thin,
remains between your eyes and chin,
not pasted on some other place--
be glad your nose is on your face!

Comments about Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face by Jack Prelutsky

  • Bharati Nayak (10/24/2016 11:13:00 PM)

    It is a funny poem indeed with so much wisdom in it.God is the best creator and what He has chosen for us is in our best interest. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/11/2016 11:29:00 PM)

    A fantastic flight of imagery producing humor and captivating with entertaining qualities. Thanks for sharing it here..Deserve more than 10+. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (6/11/2016 2:52:00 PM)

    A totally fun read- - everything is a part of life- - silliness, seriousness, love, hate, ice cream, sour cream.... I find writing humor is extremely difficult to pull off, this man is a master at it. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (6/11/2016 1:14:00 PM)

    Recently, I read a poem on various body parts. This one is a notch above if we talk about human nose. Quite funny. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (6/11/2016 10:10:00 AM)

    Enjoyed the writing. Poking ones nose in everywhere would be much difficult if it not find in the present post. Enjoyed indeed. (Report) Reply

  • (6/11/2016 7:40:00 AM)

    Loved this funny poem. We have a lot to be glad for. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/11/2016 3:12:00 AM)

    To be glad in life! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Judith Blatherwick (6/11/2016 2:14:00 AM)

    I love a well written silly poem. This is both. Absolutely wonderful read. (Report) Reply

  • G. Akanji Olaniyi (9/13/2015 5:48:00 AM)

    Thought it is funny, but I now think it is truly serious! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Katona (5/12/2015 8:29:00 PM)

    So entertaining. Love it. (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2013 10:55:00 AM)

    I wonder if I would still have freckles on my nose if it weren't on my face. (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2010 8:31:00 AM)

    its a very good poem, ihave taken it for my exam, so its verygood (Report) Reply

  • (10/27/2009 11:01:00 PM)

    I can't wait to read this to my little ones-it should be in a little board book form! (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2009 2:32:00 PM)

    I love this poem, its funny. He has imagination. Thats what it takes to be a writer. Not depression (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2009 12:43:00 AM)

    i salute your way of thinking......let the weirdness go a point higher..
    thanks n rgrds for enchanting the mind.
    (Report) Reply

  • (9/2/2008 12:47:00 PM)

    you are one great poet.....i really luv all your poems (Report) Reply

  • (6/17/2008 11:46:00 PM)

    Better on your face than hovering in the clouds. (Report) Reply

  • Mitta Xinindlu (3/26/2008 1:54:00 AM)

    What a very nice way of telling us to appriciate ourselves. Thanks Jack (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2008 12:36:00 AM)

    Cute. It made me giggle. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (7/23/2006 6:44:00 PM)

    I can think of an even worse place our nose could be... Anyway, great poem, it certainly gives credence to the idea of intelligent design. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

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