Ogden Nash

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

A Caution To Everybody - Poem by Ogden Nash

Consider the auk;
Becoming extinct because he forgot how to fly, and could only walk.
Consider man, who may well become extinct
Because he forgot how to walk and learned how to fly before he thinked.


Comments about A Caution To Everybody by Ogden Nash

  • (12/17/2016 1:11:00 PM)

    tom allport
    that's the problem with man he thinks to much? (Report) Reply

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  • (9/18/2014 4:58:00 AM)


    This is to be taken personally. There is something in each of our lives to be consider for the likeness of one, or both, of the examples given in this poem. Thanks for the caution and awareness Mr. Nash. (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/14/2013 3:48:00 AM)


    And the Devil reading this winked
    Realizing this aspect God had not thinked
    And matters so far linked
    Suggests mankind is on the brink....
    (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/24/2013 7:58:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem with great message.. (Report) Reply

  • (2/7/2012 10:02:00 AM)


    Like this if you hate when you dropp a big poop and the water comes back up and splashes your butt (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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