Ogden Nash

(August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971 / New York / United States)

First Child ... Second Child - Poem by Ogden Nash


Be it a girl, or one of the boys,
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Comments about First Child ... Second Child by Ogden Nash

  • Rookie - 0 Points Gabrielle Wilhelm (3/11/2015 1:23:00 PM)

    i like it a lot i think he is a really good poet (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,118 Points Michelle Claus (1/23/2015 11:47:00 AM)

    Funny. Grain of truth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Minna Holloway (11/20/2009 6:55:00 AM)

    What Mr. Nash was unable to consider when writing this poem is the utter horror the medical profession strikes into women having a second (or first, or any) child after the age of 35. That's the magic number at which everything that worked quite well before supposedly mutates into genetic disorders waiting to occur. I have more worry about my second child coming out OK because I'm 36 now and will be 37 when I give birth to him/her, whereas I had my first at age 33. But it's still a funny poem, and I hope I'm somewhere near as laid-back as the family in this poem was when they welcomed their second. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sara Neame (4/20/2009 6:06:00 AM)

    A little harsh on the Second, but probably basically true! ! (Report) Reply

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